Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch, after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, attended Weill Cornell Medical College, from which he graduated with honors in research. Residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery was followed by two fellowships. He did specialized training in Trauma as an AO fellow at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Additional training in adult and pediatric limb lengthening followed at the Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction.
Dr. Rozbruch is the Chief of the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service. He is a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a member of several national medical societies including fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and ASAMI - The Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society. He has presented his clinical and research works at national medical meetings and has authored numerous articles in medical journals and chapters in Orthopaedic textbooks. He edited "Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery," a comprehensive textbook on the subject.
General Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
Limb Lengthenng and Deformity Correction, Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction, Baltimore, MD (currently known as the International Center for Limb Lengthening, Robin Institute, Sinai Hospital, Batimore, MD)
AO/ASIF Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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.
Kim HJ, Fragomen AT, Reinhardt K, Hutson JJ, Rozbruch SR: Lengthening of the femur over an existing intramedullary nail. J Orthop Trauma, 25(11): 681-684.
Horn D, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Supramalleolar osteotomy using the Taylor spatial frame. Foot Ankle Int. 2011, 32: 986-993.
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)
Ashfaq K, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Correction of proximal Tibia Varus with External Fixation. Accepted for publication. J Knee Surgery. (in press)
Lesiak AC, Voseller JT, Rozbruch SR: Osteotomy, Athrodesis, and Arthroplasty for Complex Multiapical Deformity of the Leg. Accepted for publication. HSS J. (in press)
Harbechuski R, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Lengthening and Then Plating (LAP) of the Lower Limb -A Case-matched Comparison. Clin Orthop Rel Res. (Decemeber 2011)
Mahboubian S, Seah M, Schachter L, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Lengthening Over Nail (LON) versus Intramedullary Skeletal Kinetic Distraction (ISKD) for femoral lengthening. Clin Orthop Rel Res. (December 2011)For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
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
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.
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.
Rozbruch SR: Fixator assisted plating of limb deformities. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2011, 21:174-179.
Hamdy R, Rozbruch SR, Sabharwal S: Advances in Distraction Osteogenesis. J Orthop Res virtual issue, July 2011
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)
Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR: Distraction Arthroplasty for Ankle Osteoarthritis. In: Tsuchiya, Kocaoglu, Eralp (Eds.): Advanced Techniques in Limb Reconstruction Surgery, Springer (in press 2011)
Sabharwal S, Rozbruch SR: What New in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery? Invited review article in J Bone Joint Surg- Am 2011. 93-A(24): 2324-2332.
Best Foot and Ankle Poster, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
Invited Poster to Orthopedic Research Society
Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty: How Much is Enough?
San Francisco, CA; February 2012
Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society Specialty Day
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA; Feb. 11, 2012
The Top 5 Research Questions I want LLRS to Answer
For a full list of books, articles, presentations, and other publications, download Dr. Rozbruch's CV (pdf).
My research interests relate to limb lengthening, deformity correction, and the Ilizarov method. While my main focus has been on clinical research, I have participated in basic science research to answer relevant clinical questions. My clinical research began with retrospective level 4 studies reviewing my experience. This has evolved with the growth of our service and clinical experience. Research quality has substantially improved to retrospective comparison and prospective comparison studies. I plan to continue to ask clinical questions and implement new treatment modalities within a responsible and organized clinical research program. As the service chief, I plan to mentor, support, and help my colleagues, fellows, residents, and students to follow in this path. As upcoming president of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS), I plan to lead our national organization in the same direction. I plan to deliver an invited lecture at the upcoming LLRS specialty day of the AAOS entitled, “What are the 5 most important research questions that we should try to answer?” Through this, I hope to inspire and motivate others in the same direction. This may also be a springboard for organizing multi-center research projects.
Ongoing Research Projects: