Interview with Dr. Robert Rozbruch of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) – Limb Lengthening

By Victor Egonu | Interviews

May 23

In this special interview with Dr. Robert Rozbruch of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, NY we go into the deep details of stature lengthening that only a truly experienced surgeon of his caliber could do. Dr. Rozbruch is a true legend in the field of limb lengthening and complex reconstruction. 


Hospital for Special Surgery is #1 in orthopedics for 10th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report (2019-2020).

If you wish to see a particular topic, see the timestamps below... 

1:50 – His passion for orthopedics & transition into Limb Lengthening

7:00 – Fundamentals of Limb Lengthening

7:40 – How stature/cosmetic limb lengthening fits into his practice

9:20 – Who qualifies as a candidate for stature lengthening

11:50 & 13:10 – How much length can you gain in femurs vs. tibiae

14:10 – Prefers to lengthen femurs over tibiae

14:40 – Soft tissues lengthen & grow too!

15:10 – Iliotibial band release in femur lengthening

16:35 – Gastro-Soleus recession in tibiae lengthening typically over 4cm but depends on individual

19:20 – Limb proportions

21:20 – Arm Lengthening

23:15 – Potential Complications (1. Infection, 2. Nerve damage, 3. Blood clots, 4. Stiffness, 5. Bone)

28:35 – Long Term Problems = “temporary obstacles.”

31:15 – Qualifications your LL doctor should have

33:55 – Will the NEW bone be as strong as OLD bone?

35:00 – Advantages of recent stronger, internal STRYDE Nail by NuVasive

36:00 – When does Normal Walking Gait return after LL (ex: 8cm in femurs)

37:05 – Importance of Physiotherapy for optimal recovery on scale of 1-10?

38:15 – When can a patient resume physical activity post-LL surgery

39:00 – Options for patients who come from out of town/country/overseas

 40:50 – Frequency of Checkups & therapy

41:20 – Ideal Patient Qualities

42:00 – Are patients satisfied with outcome of LL Surgery?

43:50 – Reach out and contact Dr. Rozbruch for questions or consultation

44:30 – Options for Consultation: in-person & virtual/telemedicine

45:40 – Advice to those considering LL surgery

46:00 – Patient – Doctor Trust Relationship Dr. Robert Rozbruch:

1. Limb Lengthening Facebook:

2. Instagram:

3. Dr. Rozbruch YouTube:

4. HSS YouTube:

About the Author

Victor Egonu is the Founder of Cyborg 4 Life. With an Masters in Biomedical Sciences as well as certified fitness coach, this Drug-Free Pro Bodybuilder is on a mission to help all those considering Leg Lengthening Surgery to better their lives