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School girl Nicole Cahill walks unaided after orthopaedic surgery was performed by Jacob Rozbruch, M.D. in NYC.

Dr. Rozbruch Named 2017 Castle Connolly Top NY Doctor
Dr. Rozbruch Named Castle Connolly Top New York Doctor For 2016
Dr. Rozbruch Named 2014 Castle Connolly Top Doctor In NYC
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New York orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jacob Rozbruch, has been listed as a Top Doctor in Castle Connolly Medical Ltd’s 16th edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area! This acclaimed guide features the top medical specialists in New York who are regarded highly by both their peers and patients. Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team conducts mail and online surveys, speaks to leading specialists, and clinical department chairs to identify their top doctors, gather nominations, and facilitate the selection process. The credentials of each physician are carefully reviewed, and medical education, hospital appointments, professional achievements, and disciplinary history are all considered while selecting the “Top Doctors.” Congratulations Dr. Jacob Rozbruch for achieving another Castle Connelly distinction!

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New York orthopedic surgeon, Jacob D. Rozbruch MD, an Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist, helps to renew the life of a ten-year old child from Ireland. With his expertise in New York City pain management and reconstructive surgery, Rozbruch was able to help the girl walk again.
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Irish Times
Irish Times
RTE News
Irish Echo
New York Magazine - Best Doctors NYC issue
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New York orthopedic surgeon Jacob Rozbruch is going to give a friend of mine a tendon from a cadaver. The beauty of this third-party approach, called allografting, is the reduction of trauma from surgery- the greater part of the misery that follows an ACL repair, Rozbruch says, is from the autograft, the removal of a portion of healthy tendon from the patient’s leg. You can be the judge of the creepiness of allografting, but Rozbruch says it cuts recovery time by as much as two-thirds. He expects a patient to feel good in two or three months (better, in fact, than is entirely safe; as autograftee Jerry Rice learned last fall, a repaired ACL and its surrounding components aren’t as strong as they feel) and to be able to play sports with a brace at six months. The brace comes off after the one-year mark. The tendon continues to strengthen for yet another year.
The New York Times
Cutting Edge
Health Gate
Woman's World
NYC Orthopaedic Surgeon, Jacob Rozbruch MD, discusses with the readers of Woman's World Magazine; Is your handbag hurting your health? Is your back and neck sore and stiff-but you don’t remember straining them? Do you get frequent headaches for no particular reason? The culprit could be your shoulder bag! The more we’re on the go, the more goes into our bags--cosmetic cases, books, gym clothes, lunch, cell phones and even laptop computers! Your four smaller shoulder muscles work together with larger muscles to lift your lower arms But when you carry too heavy a handbag they become squeezed, causing tendonitis, which weakens the muscles and may even cause tearing. Hoisting better. Lift a heavy, bag onto your right shoulder with your left hand or vice versa to prevent overtaxing the muscles that rise up the wrist, advises Jacob Rozbruch, M.D. of Beth Israel Medical Center North in New York City. Frequently alternating shoulders will also go a long way toward lessening aches.
The Mercury News
The New York Times
Lawrence Taylor underwent surgery yesterday to repair his ruptured right Achilles’ tendon. Now he must decide whether, at age 33, he will retire, as he had planned all season, or endure heavy-duty rehabilitation and play pro football again. People close to him are not sure what he will do. Gregg Brent’s is a 41-year-old vice president of a New York consulting company and also a professional platform tennis player. He tore his left Achilles’ tendon in March, and Dr. Jacob Rozbruch, the chief of orthopedic surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center North in New York, operated in April. In July, Brent’s played tennis with 50 percent movement, and in August he returned to platform tennis, with its severe stop-and-go movements. He has Reached the finals of the first two professional tournaments this season. “I have a 10-inch zigzag scar down the back of the leg,” he said. “It looks vicious, but I have no pain and full mobility.”
Online Athens
Parent Guide
Dr Jacob Rozbruch discusses the topic of Preventing Injuries on the Playing Field for Child Athletes. According to New York Orthopaedic Surgeon Jacob D. Rozbruch, M.D., a specialist in athletic trauma and consulting physician for the athletic teams of several New York City schools, the most common injuries of young athletes are: ankle sprains and fractures; finger and wrist sprains and fractures; knee cap bruises and dislocations; collarbone fractures and separations; shoulder sprains and dislocations; cartilage tears of the knee; and back sprains. The best method to determine if your child is prepared for athletic competition is with a pre-season musculoskeletal assessment physical, says Rozbruch. Such physicals are mandatory in professional sports and can be very helpful in prognosticating potential problems before the playing season begins. “These exams enable the physician to ascertain musculoskeletal strengths and weaknesses of each youngster and to determine the presence of any preexisting condition,” says Rozbruch.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
As arthritis sufferers, Jim Henion and Barry Cooper know all about pain, pain so excruciating that walking, bending, climbing, and even standing can be intolerable. To relieve the pain, they voluntarily subjected themselves to more. Henion and Cooper recently allowed a doctor to break their shin bones and then insert pins that the patients twisted day by day, widening the break a millimeter at a time. The procedure hemicallotasis - was developed in Europe, and some doctors in this country consider it experimental and risky. Dr. Jacob Rozbruch, former chief of orthopedic surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, said the operation remains relatively unpopular in the United States because more study is needed. “The major disadvantage is there can be some scar tissue that will form inside the knee and limit motion,” Rozbruch said, adding that a risk of joint infection also exists.
New Scientist
Artificial Hip Joints:  By anchoring metal to bone more effectively, materials scientists hope to produce an Total Joint that lasts for decades instead of a few years. Nearly half a million patients receive bone implants each year in the US alone. Most of these implants are artificial hip and knee joints made of titanium alloys and attached with bone cement. As new bone grows around an implant a gap tends to appear, so that eventually the implant works loose. As a result, the useful life of an implant may be less than ten years. In the past, orthopaedic specialists have tried to make titanium joints look more like real bone by coating them with hydroxyapatite, the hard, white form of calcium phosphate that gives normal bone its strength. But while such coatings blend well with bone, they remain poorly attached to the implant. “If this method can be shown to create a strong enough bond, it would be a desirable improvement,” says Jacob Rozbruch MD, an implant specialist in New York City.
American Health
New Hips for Younger Patients: Hobbled Baby boomers inspired by Bo Jackson's comeback. “Cement less bonding may require a few weeks longer than bonding with cement,” says Dr. Jacob Rozbruch, chief of orthopedic surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center North in New York City. “But once it’s secure, the cement less implant should remain stable for good.”Rozbruch and Crothers do agree that the publicity over Jackson’s return to baseball has prompted dozens of younger patients to ask them about the cement less procedure, which can especially benefit arthritic but sports-minded baby boomers. One of Rozbruch patients, Clyde Worthen of Cliffside Park, N.J., a judo instructor and former national judo champion, was forced to retire from competition at age 38 after developing arthritis in his left hip. For the next 10 years he lived with constant pain and walked with a severe limp, until an exercise partner who’d had both hips replaced suggested that Worthen undergo the procedure too. Worthen had the operation last August and is now pain-free, walking without a limp for the first time in years. “When Bo hit that home run in his first time at bat this year, I felt great,” he says. “I knew if he could come all the way back, so could I.”
Town and Village
High School Sports Injuries: A year ago, prior to the start of Dalton’s football season, Dr. Jacob Rozbruch examined the team and found the potential for injury alarming. “They look big,” Dr. Rozbruch said of high school players, “but they’re not necessarily strong.” strong.” Rozbruch figured only 10 percent of the 25 players passed his physical, and among the problems were a torn knee ligament, weak trapezium (shoulder) muscles, a discrepancy in leg length and also a player with scoliosis (improper curvature of the spine). The fitness tests were not solely designed to uncover problems, however. Their purpose also was to assess the physical strengths and weaknesses of each player, so that the correct training could be prescribed during team work-outs. “We adjusted our training program during the year to compensate,” Dalton coach Roy Samuelson said. “This year, coming back, I noticed a remarkable difference.”
Health File
A pain in the you-know-what....The piriformis (meaning pear-shaped) muscle is located deep in the buttock. At its widest, it attaches to the flat bone at the base of the spine just above the tailbone. It continues across the buttock and at its narrow point attaches to the head of the thighbone. Its main job is to rotate the hip when you turn your leg outward and up to the side. The most common causes of piriformis problems are hours of prolonged sitting, such as working at a computer or driving long distances; activities that involve twisting or rotating the torso, such as serving a tennis ball; and, as in Levine’s case, trauma caused by a fall onto the buttock. Men who carry a fat wallet in their back pants pocket can also experience the syndrome, which can happen to almost anyone regardless of age, weight, sex, or physical fitness. While more than 2.5 million North American suffer from piriformis syndrome, it remains a little known version of sciatica, and it’s often misdiagnosed and improperly treated. “Most patients suffer pain for months or years before getting the proper diagnosis,” says Dr. Jacob Rozbruch, the New York City orthopedist who did Levine’s surgery. “Patients may be told they have a disk disease in the spine or gynecological problems and undergo costly, unnecessary tests.” Once you know what to look for, the condition is easy to diagnose, either through a simple clinical exam or by using an electronic test that measures the speed of messages transmitted along the sciatic nerve.
Dr. Rozbruch is a specialist in sports-related injuries in New York City. Rozbruch counsels that injuries of this nature should be handled by an orthopaedic specialist not a general practitioner or emergency- room physician. “Not every emergency room physician is orthopaedically trained,” states Dr. Rozbruch. Dr. Rozbruch also cautions those who suffer from Achilles tendinitis “While it is not difficult to diagnose the problem, the suggested treatment is not always accurate.” The worst solution is to inject the tendon with cortisone. “Cortisone shots may reduce inflammation and pain but will ultimately weaken the tendon, making a full rupture more likely to occur,” he advises. “A full rupture in an athletic individual,” Rozbruch believes, “merits surgery. A partial rupture in an athletic or non-athletic patient can be treated with casting. An inflamed Achilles’ tendon should be treated with rest.” According to Dr. Rozbruch, the prognosis for recovery is determined by the type of injury. “If it’s very close to the bone, the more difficult it is to get a good result,” states Rozbruch.

Jacob D. Rozbruch, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery, 420 East 72nd Street, New York, New York 10021

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