LIMB LENGHTENING (LEG LENGHTENING SURGERY) WITH THE FITBONE® METHOD. DOCTOR ALEJANDRO MONEGAL
Dr Monegal is one of the surgeons authorised to perform limb lengthening with the Fitbone method.
The Fitbone® intramedullary nail corrects deformities in people with a shorter leg. The Fitbone® technique also allows the legs of very short patients to be lengthened.
The system consists of a self-expanding device capable of gradually increasing the length of the treated bones.
Fitbone can be implanted in the tibia and femur, in one leg, or both.
This leg lengthening surgery has many advantages over traditional external fixators:
– The patient can walk from the first day.
– After the operation, the limb lengthening treatment is completely painless.
– Low risk of infection.
– Hospitalisation and treatment time is reduced.
– Patients can resume their routine activities more quickly.