LEG LENGTHENING SURGERY WITH THE FITBONE® METHOD
Doctor Ginebreda is one of the surgeons authorized to perform leg lengthening surgery with the Fitbone method.
The intramedullary nail corrects limb deformities in patients with a shorter leg, thus optimizing leg lengths discrepancies. The system is made up of a self-expanding device capable of gradually increasing the length of the treated bones. It 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 day one.
– After the surgery, the recovery is entirely painless.
– Low risk of infection.
– Hospitalization and treatment time is reduced.
– Patients can resume their routine activities more quickly.
WHAT ARE LIMB LENGTHENING DEVICES?
Height increase surgery uses external or internal orthopedic lengthening devices, each with its indications and benefits.
The ones that remain outside the limb are known as external fixators, such as the Ilizarov device.
Conversely, internal lengthening devices are surgically placed into the bone, such as the Precice nail or the Fitbone System.