Eugene Devlin, Rye, NY Ė leg lengthening
Dr. Rozbruch is a terrific surgeon and very caring physician. I was 67 years old when I first met with Dr. Rozbruch and several of his very capable staff. I had a shortening of my right leg of a 1 ½ inches (36mm) from complications from a club foot correction when I was very young. For my entire life I had worn a shoe with a lift and I was experiencing back and hip pain. Dr. Rozbruch and his staff gave me an extensive examination and then explained to me my options to lengthen my right tibia. What I found incredible was the follow-up four-page letter I received from Dr. Rozbruch documenting my examination and the pros and cons of proceeding with the procedure to lengthen my leg. I was so impressed with his knowledge and professionalism; I decided to go forward with the operation.
I had the surgery in November of 2012. Dr. Rozbruch used a relatively new technique using the Precice nail. The nail was inserted down the center of my tibia; the bone is surgically broken and the nail can be extended remotely to separate the bone to the desired length. Although, the recovery was no walk in the park, everything went according to the plan Dr. Rozbruch had laid out for me. His office is tech savvy and I could communicate via email to get any questions answered. Day or night I could get advice or questions answered directly from Dr. Rozbruch or his PA Dustin Quig. Knowing I could communicate directly with my doctor was very comforting.
Now, for the first time in my life, I have both legs the same length. I no longer wear a lift and I donít walk with a limp. I feel great. I was back playing golf seven months after surgery and I resumed skiing this January without a specially-fitted ski boot.
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