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S. Robert Rozbruch
MD

Robert Rozbruch
MD

Limb Lengthening & Complex Reconstruction Service
535 E 70th Street, Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY 10021-4872

New York

New York (NY)

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Dr. Rozbruch is the Chief of the Limb Lengthening and Deformity Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery (www.hss.edu/limblengthening) . He is Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Cornell University Medical Center. His expertise includes limb reconstruction in adults and children, limb deformity in the lower and upper extremity, and treatment of nonunion, bone defects, bone infection, and birth defects. He is the Editor of Limb-Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery, a comprehensive textbook on the subject. He has lectured and published extensively on this topic. Dr. Rozbruch is the past President of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (www.LLRS.org)

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About Robert Rozbruch

Medical School: Cornell University, Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College

Graduation Year: 1990

Professional Webpage: www.limblengthening.com/doctors/

Honors and Awards:

F. HONORS AND AWARDS

Dean’s Honor List,

University of Pennsylvania, 1982 – 1986

 

Magna cum Laude,

University of Pennsylvania graduation award, December 1985

 

David P. Barr Summer Research Fellowship,

Weill Cornell Medical College, summer 1986

 

NIH Summer Research Fellowship,

Weill Cornell Medical College, summer 1987

A Synthetic Matrix for Cartilage Repair

 

Research Thesis Honors Award,

Weill Cornell Medical College, April 1988

A Synthetic Matrix for Cartilage Repair

 

Neer Award,

American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons Society

For outstanding clinical or basic research, February 1989

Anatomy and Histology of the Inferior Glenohumeral Ligament Complex of the Shoulder

 

Professor Jorge Miniero Award,

For excellence in orthopaedic surgical research, Lisbon, Portugal, 1989

Anatomy and Histology of the Inferior Glenohumeral Ligament Complex of the Shoulder

Papanicalaou Anatomy Fellowship,

Weill Cornell Medical College, September 1989

 

Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Prize,

Weill Cornell Medical College, May 1989

 

Dean’s Research Prize,

Weill Cornell Medical College, May 1989

 

Honors in Research,

Weill Cornell Medical College graduation award, May 1990

 

AAOS Annual Meeting Top Scientific Exhibit,

February 2006.

Tibial Deformity with the Taylor Spatial Frame

 

New York Magazine’s list of best doctors: 2006- 2012

 

Castle Connelly list of best doctors: 2006-2012

 

Who’s Who in America; 2006-2011

 

Maimonides Outstanding Physician Award

Awarded by Chabad of Westchester at annual community dinner, June 17, 2010

 

Osteogenesis Teaching Award

Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service 2011, Hospital for Special Surgery

 

Professional Activity:

President, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, www.LLRS.org

2012

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

1. Peer-reviewed Articles

 

1. O’Brien SJ, Neves M, Rozbruch SR, DiCarlo E, Arnoczky SP, Warren RF, Wickiewicz T: Anatomy and Histology of the Inferior Glenohumeral Ligament Complex of the Shoulder, American Journal of Sports Medicine 1990; 18:5:449-56.

2. Rozbruch SR, Wickiewicz T, DiCarlo E, Potter H: Osteonecrosis of the Knee Following

Arthroscopic Laser Meniscectomy. Journal of Arthroscopy 1996; 12:2:245-250.

 

3. Rozbruch SR, Muller U, Gautier E, Ganz R: The Evolution of Femoral Shaft Plating Technique. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 1998; 354: 195-208.

 

4. Rozbruch SR, Chang V, Bohne WHO, Deland J: Ganglion Cysts of the Lower Extremity,

Orthopedics 1998; 21:141-8.

5. Rozbruch SR, Herzenberg JE, Tetsworth KT, Tuten HR, Paley D: Distraction Osteogenesis for Nonunion after High Tibial Osteotomy. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2002; 394:227-235.

 

6. Rozbruch SR, Helfet, DL, Blyakher A: Distraction of Hypertrophic Nonunion of Tibia with Deformity Using Ilizarov/ Taylor Spatial Frame. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, 2002; 122;295-298.

7. Rozbruch SR, DiPaoli M, Blyakher AA: Fibula Lengthening Using a Modified Ilizarov Method. Orthopedics 2002; 25:11:1241-4.

8. Guyette T, Rozbruch SR, Blyakher AA: The Ilizarov Method for Treatment of an Extraarticular Distal Humerus Fracture. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2002; 3:299-305.

 

9. Rozbruch SR, Blyakher A, Haas SB, Hotchkiss R: Correction of Large Bilateral Tibia Vara with the Ilizarov Method. Journal of Knee Surgery 2003; 16:1:34-37.

 

10. Inda J I, Blyakher A, O’Malley MJ, Rozbruch SR: Distraction Arthroplasty for the Ankle Using the Ilizarov Frame. Techniques Foot and Ankle Surgery 2003; 2(4):249-253.

11. DiPaoli M, Rozbruch SR, Helfet DL: Minimal Incision Technique Using a Two-Hole Plate for Fixation of Stable Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures. Orthopedics 2004; 27 (3): 270-274.

12. Mullen J, Rozbruch SR, Blyakher AA, Helfet DL: Ilizarov for Wound Closure and Bony Union of an Open 3B Tibia Fracture. Case Report Clin Pract Rev 2004; 5(1) 1-6.

13. Rozbruch SR, Ilizarov S, Blyakher AA: Knee Arthrodesis with Simultaneous Lengthening Using the Ilizarov Method. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma 2005; 19 (3)171-179.

14. Rozbruch SR, Paley D, Herzenberg JE, Bhave A: Ilizarov Hip Reconstruction for the Late Effects of Infantile Hip Sepsis. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2005; 87(5):1007-18.

 

15. Fragomen A, Ilizarov S, Blyakher A, Rozbruch SR: Proximal Tibial Osteotomy for Medial Compartment Osteoarthritis of the Knee Using the Taylor Spatial Frame. Techniques in Knee Surgery 2005; 4(3): 173-185.

 

16. Rozbruch SR: Post-traumatic Reconstruction of the Ankle using the Ilizarov Method. HSS J 2005; 1:68-88.

 

17. Rozbruch SR, Weitzman AM, Watson JT, Freudigman P, Katz HV, Ilizarov S: Simultaneous Treatment of Tibial Bone and Soft-tissue Defects with the Ilizarov Method. J Orthop Trauma 2006; 20(3):197-205.

 

18. Nho SJ, Helfet DL, Rozbruch SR: Temporary Intentional Leg Shortening and Deformation to Facilitate Wound Closure Using the Ilizarov / Taylor Spatial Frame. J Orthop Trauma 2006; 20(6): 419-424.

 

19. Rozbruch SR, Fragomen A, Ilizarov S: Correction of Tibial Deformity Using the Ilizarov/ Taylor Spatial Frame. J Bone Joint Surg Am 88-A 2006, supplement 4, pages 156-174.

 

20. Fragomen A, Rozbruch SR: Mechanics of External Fixation. HSS J 2007; 3(1):13-29.

 

21. Ilizarov S, Blyakher A, Rozbruch SR: Lengthening of a Free Fibula Graft after Osteosarcoma Resection of the Humerus. Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2007; 457:242-246.

 

22. Rozbruch SR, Pugsley JS, Fragomen AT, Ilizarov S: Repair of Tibial Nonunions and Bone Defects with the Taylor Spatial Frame. J Orthop Trauma 2008; 22(2): 88-95.

 

23. Fragomen AT, Meyers K, Davis N, Shu H, Wright T, Rozbruch SR: A Biomechanical Comparison of Micromotion After Ankle Fusion Using Two Fixation Techniques: Intramedullary Arthrodesis Nail or Ilizarov External Fixator. Foot and Ankle International 2008; 3:334-341.

 

24. Tellisi N, Ilizarov S, Fragomen A, Rozbruch SR: Lengthening and Reconstruction of Congenital Leg Deficiencies for Enhanced Prosthetic Wear. Clin Orthop Rel Res 2008; 466:495-499.

 

25. Tellisi N, Fragomen AT, Ilizarov S, Rozbruch SR: Limb Salvage Reconstruction of the Ankle with Fusion and Simultaneous Tibial Lengthening Using the Ilizarov/ Taylor Spatial Frame.

HSS J 2008; 4:32-42.

 

26. Tellisi N, Ilizarov S, Fragomen A, Rozbruch SR: Humeral Lengthening and Deformity Correction in Ollier’s Disease: Distraction Osteogenesis with a multiaxial correction frame. J Pediatric Orthop B 2008; 17:152-157.

 

27. Rozbruch SR; Kleinman D; Fragomen AT; Ilizarov S: Limb Lengthening and then Insertion of an Intramedullary Nail: A Case-matched Comparison. Clin Orthop Rel Res 2008; 466:2923-2932.

 

28. Shafi, R., Fragomen, A.T., Rozbruch, S.R., Ipsilateral Fibular Transport Using Ilizarov-Taylor Spatial Frame for a Limb Salvage Reconstruction: a Case Report, HSS J 2009:5(1):31-39.

 

29. Tellisi N, Fragomen AT, Kleinman D, O’Malley MJ, Rozbruch SR. Joint Preservation of the Osteoarthritic Ankle Using Distraction Arthroplasty. Foot and Ankle International 2009; 30:318-325.

 

30. Kendoff DO, Fragomen AT, Pearle AD, Citak M, Rozbruch SR.
Computer Navigation and Fixator-Assisted Femoral Osteotomy for Correction of
Malunion after Periprosthetic Femur Fracture. J Arthroplasty. 2010 Feb 25(2):333.e13-9

 

31. Khakharia S, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR. Limited Quadricepsplasty for Contracture during Femoral Lengthening. Clin Orthop Rel Research 2009 Nov; 467 (11):2911-7.

 

32. Babatunde O, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR. Noninvasive Methods for Evaluation of Bone Healing in Distraction Osteogenesis. HSS J. 2010; 6:71-78

 

33. Rozbruch SR, Segal K, Ilizarov S, Fragomen AT, Ilizarov G: Does the Taylor Spatial Frame Accurately Correct Tibial Deformities? Clin Orthop Rel Res 2010 May :468(5): 1352-61

 

34. Matuszewski PE, Rozbruch SR: Limb lengthening for radiation-induced growth arrest of the pelvis and femur. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2010;21(2):218-222.

 

35. Gantsoudes GD, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Intraoperative measurement of mounting parameters for the Taylor Spatial Frame. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 April 24(4):258-262.

 

36. Kahkaria S, Bigman D, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Comparison of PACS and Hardcopy 51-inch Radiographs for Measuring Leg Length and Deformity. Clin Orthop Rel Res, 2011 Jan; 469(1):244-250.

 

37. Tellisi N, Deland J, Rozbruch SR: Gradual reduction of fracture dislocation of the ankle using Ilizarov/ Taylor Spatial Frame. HSS J. 2011,7:85-88.

 

38. Rozbruch SR, Fryman C, Bigman D, Adler R: Use of ultrasound in detection and treatment of nerve compromise in a case of humeral lengthening. HSS J. 2011,7:80-84.

 

39. Seah KT, Shafi R, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Distal Femoral Osteotomy: Is Internal Fixation Better than External? Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2011, 469: 2003-2011.

 

40. Kim HJ, Fragomen AT, Reinhardt K, Hutson JJ, Rozbruch SR: Lengthening of the femur over an existing intramedullary nail. Epub ahead of print, June 4, 2011. J Orthop Trauma. (in press)

 

41. Horn D, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Supramalleolar osteotomy using the Taylor spatial frame. Foot Ankle Int. 2011, 32: 986-993.

 

42. Rozbruch SR, Schachter L, Bigman D, Marx R: Growth Arrest of the Tibia after ACL Reconstruction: Lengthening and Deformity Correction with the Taylor Spatial Frame. Accepted for publication. Am. J Sports Med. (in press)

 

 

44. Ashfaq K, Fragomen AT, Nguyen JT, Rozbruch SR: Correction of proximal Tibia Varus with External Fixation. Accepted for publication. J Knee Surgery. (in press, published online)

 

 

 

45. Lesiak AC, Voseller JT, Rozbruch SR: Osteotomy, Athrodesis, and Arthroplasty for Complex Multiapical Deformity of the Leg. HSS Journal ®: Volume 8, Issue 3 (2012), Page 304-308

 

 

46. Harbechuski R, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Does lengthening and Then Plating (LAP) Shorten Duration of External Fixation? Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2012, 470:1771-1781. Epub ahead of print November 15, 2011

 

 

 

47. Smith N, Beaman D, Rozbruch SR, Glazebrook M: Evidence Based Indications for Distraction Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot and Ankle International Vol 33, No 8, August 2012.

 

 

 

48. Mootanah R, Imhauser C, Reisse F, Carpanen D, Walker RW, Koff MF, Rozbruch SR, Fragomen AT, Kirane Y, Cheah K, Dowell JK, Hillstrom HJ. Development and Verification of a Computational Model of the Knee Joint for the Evaluation of Surgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis. J of Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (In Press)

 

 

 

49. Fragomen AT, Borst E, Schachter L, Lyman S, Rozbruch SR: Complex Ankle Arthrodesis Using the Ilizarov Method Yields High Rate of Fusion. Clin Orthop Rel Research. Epub ahead of print July 10, 2012.

 

 

 

50. McCoy T, Kim HJ, Cross MB, Fragomen A, Healey JH, Athanasian EA, Rozbruch SR.
Bone Tumor Reconstruction with the Ilizarov Method. J Surg Oncology. Epub ahead of print, July 17, 2012.

 

 

 

51. Pawar A, Dickman G, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Use of an Antibiotic coated nail for fusion of infected Charcot ankles. Accepted to Foot Ankle Int.

 

 

 

52. McCoy TH, Goldman V, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: External Fixator Assisted Ankle Arthrodesis Following Failed Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Accepted to Foot Ankle Int.

 

 

 

53. McCarthy JJ, Iobst CA, Rozbruch SR, Sabharwal S, Eisman E: Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society AIM Index Reliably Assesses Lower Limb Deformity. Accepted to Clin Ortho Rel Res.

 

 

 

54. Pawar A, McCoy TH, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Does Humeral Lengthening with Monolateral fixation Improve Function? Clin Orthop Rel Research. Epub ahead of print August 28, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Books, Book Chapters, Reviews, Invited articles, Letters to Editor, Web based publications:

1. O’Brien SJ, Warren RF, Arnoczky SP, Rozbruch SR: Developmental Anatomy of the Human Shoulder and Anatomy of the Glenohumeral Joint, in Rockwood and Matsen: The Shoulder, WB Saunders Co., USA, 1990

2. Rozbruch SR: Fractures of the Knee. In: Craig, EV: Clinical Orthopaedics;

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Copyright, 1999, pp.678-690.

3. Rozbruch SR: Early Pin Failure Following External femoral Fracture Fixation in a Head-injured Child. J Orthop Trauma 2002. 16(5):365-366

4. Rozbruch SR: Drawbacks of Bone Transport with the Ilizarov Method. J Orthop Trauma. 2003. 17(4):318

5. Rozbruch SR: Techniques in Tibial Osteotomy: External Fixation for Proximal Tibial Osteotomy.Orthopaedics.hss.edu 2004 March 5.

6. Rozbruch SR: Total Knee Arthroplasty Following Proximal Tibial Osteotomy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004, (11):2571

7. Pugh K, Rozbruch SR: Nonunions and Malunions,

In Baumgaertner MR, Tornetta P: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Trauma 3, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2005, Chapter 13, pages 115-130.

 

8. Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR. Femoral Osteotomy. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated November 04, 2010. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1246809-overview.

 

9. Rozbruch SR, Ilizarov S: Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery, Informa Healthcare USA Inc., New York, 2007

 

10. Rozbruch SR: Reconstruction of the Ankle After Trauma. in Rozbruch SR, Ilizarov S: Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery, Informa Healthcare USA Inc., New York, 2007

 

11. Rozbruch SR: Ilizarov Hip Reconstruction. in Rozbruch SR, Ilizarov S: Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery, Informa Healthcare USA Inc., New York, 2007

 

12. Rozbruch SR: Stature Lengthening. in Rozbruch SR, Ilizarov S: Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery Informa Healthcare USA Inc., New York, 2007

 

13. Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Proximal Tibial Osteotomy for Medial Compartment Osteoarthritis of the Knee Using the Taylor Spatial Frame. in Rozbruch SR, Ilizarov S: Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery, Informa Healthcare USA Inc., New York, 2007

 

14. Tellisi N, Ilizarov S, Rozbruch SR: Tibial Diaphyseal Fractures. In: Rozbruch SR, Ilizarov S: Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery, Informa Healthcare USA Inc., New York, 2007

 

15. Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Proximal Femoral Osteotomy, in: Rozbruch SR, Ilizarov S: Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery, Informa Healthcare USA Inc., New York, 2007

 

16. Rozbruch SR: A Focus on Patient Care in Orthopedics. In: Inside the Minds, The Art and Science of Orthopaedics; Aspatore Inc., 2007

 

17. Rozbruch SR, Fragomen AT: Complex Ankle Arthrodesis. In:

US Musculoskeletal Review 2007 - Issue 1, Touch Briefings: London 2007

 

18. Rozbruch SR: Percutaneous Supramalleolar Osteotomy Using the Ilizarov/ Taylor Spatial Frame. In: Scuderi GR, Tria AJ: Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopaedics; Springer, New York 2010.

 

19. Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Supramalleolar Osteotomy with External Fixation: Perspective 1. In: Mark E. Easley (Editor), Sam W. Wiesel (Editor-in Chief): Operative Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery; Lippincott Williams Wilkins, Philadelphia 2010

 

20. Palatnik Y, Rozbruch SR: Femoral Reconstruction Using External Fixation. Advances in Orthopedics, vol. 2011, Article ID 967186, 10 pages, 2011. doi:10.4061/2011/967186.

http://www.sage-hindawi.com/journals/aop/2011/967186/

 

21. Rozbruch SR: Limb Lengthening in Skeletally Mature Patients. In: Hamdy RC, McCarthy JJ: Management of Limb-Length Discrepancies; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Monograph Series 2011.

 

22. Rozbruch SR: Fixator assisted plating of limb deformities. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2011, 21:174-179.

 

23. Hamdy R, Rozbruch SR, Sabharwal S: Advances in Distraction Osteogenesis. J Orthop Res virtual issue, July 2011

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1554-527X/homepage/jor_virtual_issues.htm#5

 

24. Rozbruch SR, Fragomen AT: Hybrid Lengthening Techniques: Lengthening and then Nailing (LATN), Lengthening and then Plating (LAP) In: Tsuchiya, Kocaoglu, Eralp (Eds.): Advanced Techniques in Limb Reconstruction Surgery, Springer (in press 2011)

 

25. Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Distraction Arthroplasty for Ankle Osteoarthritis. In: Tsuchiya, Kocaoglu, Eralp (Eds.): Advanced Techniques in Limb Reconstruction Surgery, Springer (in press 2011)

 

26. Sabharwal S, Rozbruch SR: What New in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery? Invited review article in J Bone Joint Surg- Am. (in press)

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Educational Background:

B. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

 

Degree

Institution Name

Institution Location

Dates Attended

Year Awarded

MD

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY

Sept. 1986-

May 1990

1990

BA

University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences

Philadelphia, PA

Sept. 1982-

Dec. 1985

1985

 

 

C. PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT

1. Post -doctoral training:

Internship in General Surgery

North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

July 1, 1990- June 30, 1991

 

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University, New York, NY

July 1, 1991- June 30, 1995

 

AO/ASIF Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, University of Bern,

Bern, Switzerland, August 1 – October 30, 1995

 

Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction Fellowship; (sabbatical)

Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; March 1, – September 30, 1999.

(currently known as: International Center for Limb Lengthening,

Rubin Institute, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD)


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