Dr. Roger Widmann Dr. Roger Widmann, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, has served as the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery since 2004. During his many years in practice, Dr. Widmann has focused primarily on both surgical and non-surgical treatments for children’s spinal irregularities, certain orthopedic birth defects, as well as orthopedic limb deformities.
NEW YORK, New York 10605 New York
Orthopedic Surgeon
Words cannot express how impressed my family is with this incredible doctor. My 12 yr old daughter had spinal fusion T2-L3. Dr. Widmann did an exceptional job from start to finish. My daughter had seen two other surgeons prior to him. She was brought to tears by how he treated her with such respect and dignity. He was the first doctor who actually spoke directly to her. Shook her hand and asked her if she had anymore questions. Explained everything and without any pressure. Results are amazing!. Dr. Widmann performed scoliosis correction surgery on my 13 year old daughter. Dr. Widmann and his team made us feel completely at ease despite the circumstances. The surgery was a huge success - we are 7 months post surgery and have had no issues at all. Our daughter is a competitive soccer player and she was back on the pitch exactly when Dr. Widmann said she would be. Everyone is amazed by how quickly and how well she recovered. Could not have asked for a better experience or outcome! My 13 Year old Daughter had surgery done by Doctor Widmann @ the hospital for Special surgery. The surgery was completed at about 3:00 P.M. on Monday, Friday at 11:00 A.M. She walked out of the hospital, Well by Law the hospital was required to wheel her down to the car but she easily could have walked. She left with very little pain. It has now just been 2 weeks and she is very active, too active in my opinion but regardless recovery has been the exact opposite as I had expected. The Hospital for special surgery was amazing, in every aspect from the janitors right up to the head Doctor. Nursing staff, Therapists, food service, every employee of the hospital were the most respectful, caring and amazing people I have ever met. Even the food was great, healthy, well put together meals, as I also ate every meal of the day there also. I would recommend 100% Dr. Roger Widmann & The Hospital for special surgery My daughter was recently operated on by Dr. Widmann for severe scoliosis. Dr. Widmann provided us with all the info we needed to make the best decision for our daughter. We felt extremely comfortable having him do the surgery and her results have been nothing short of amazing. I would highly, highly recommend Dr. Widmann.
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
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Why Choose the Precice Nail Procedure?
The Ilizarov method is minimally invasive, however the Precice method is even less invasive. By using the Precice sustem it eliminates the need for any type of external fixation device, ie. the Ilizarov Apparatus.

Despite its effectiveness, the Ilizaov method is not without its flaws, one of the common side effects is infections occurring at the site of the pins, as well as other complications. Using the Precice device, doctors are able to have a bit more control over the lengthening phases, increase them as they see fit. Also decrease them as they see fit.

How does it work?
The Precice system uses the interaction of magnets place on the Precice implant, as well as the External remote control (ERC), a portable device that controls the magnetic field allowing the Precice implant to be lengthened and shortened at will.

The best thing about the Precice system is that judging by your specific corrective needs, Dr. Widmann will make a deliberation about the rate of lengthening as well as other factors to consider. The Precise remote can be programmed to follow, directly the “prescription” of the doctor. Lengthening the femur and tibia by the specific guidelines Dr. Widmann and his team feel works best for the specific patient.

Weekly clinical and radiographic evaluations are performed to confirm lengthening and to calculate new bone formation. Also depending on any number of factors of lengthening or shortening, the prescription can be changed and controlled manually as well.

Benefits of the Precice System

  • Uses less-invasive magnets
  • Lengthening and shortening rates can be programmed or controlled manually via remote control.
  • Adjustments can be made to programming at will, without any invasive surgical measures.
  • Customizable lengthening protocol based upon patient’s prescription.
  • Can be reversed.
  • Comes in three specific diameter sizes depending on patient’s limb size. (8.5mm, 10.7mm, and 12.5mm)

If you or your loved one feel they may be a candidate for limb lengthening and would like to give the Precice system a try contact Dr. Roger Widmann today.