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Patient Stories - Emmanuel Tabi

Emmanuel Tabi, Brooklyn, NY — humerus lengthening

My story cuts across from the continent of Africa to the great city of New York, USA. Growing up in Ghana, I came to realize how my congenital disorder of one arm longer than the other affected my self-esteem and interaction with other children of my age. However, in coming to the USA and particularly New York, I was determined to find a solution to this disorder. If anything can happen, it must be here in New York. Luckily enough, after about twenty years in the city, my friend mentioned that his wife has had a procedure done by Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch. I didn't hesitate to make an appointment to see him.

My first meeting with him was very encouraging. In July 2008, I had this abnormality corrected, and since then, I've felt very happy about the whole procedure. Dr. Rozbruch and his team were excellent and showed a high level of professionalism with their work. The hospital staff at HSS was phenomenal. HSS will always be a place to recommend anyone for any orthopedic procedure. I have been really pleased with the procedure and I continue to enjoy my new humerus length by going to the gym, swimming and doing other exercises without being ashamed of exposing my upper body. Nobody recognizes the differences in the lengths of the two arms thanks to Dr. Rozbruch and his team of experts. Continue to do the good work.

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Photo of Emmanuel before surgery
Emmanuel Tabi pre-operation

Photo of Emmanuel after surgery
Emmanuel Tabi post-op