What is Limb Lengthening Surgery with the Fitbone Method?
Fitbone consists of a self-expanding device (an intramedullary nail) manufactured by the German company Wittenstein. The nail is inserted into the bone (tibia and / or femur).
After programming the intramedullary nail, it is able to gradually lengthen the bone, improving the patients’ quality of life.
The skin, tissues and nerves grow in proportion to the length of the bone.
After the nail placement procedure, the patient is hospitalised for 5 days.
The mechanism is programmed to regulate lengthening, which should be very slow but constant. Legs can be lengthened thanks to the great regenerative capacity of bone tissue.
Thanks to this technology, 1 millimeter per day is achieved. Therefore, for 40mm, about 40 days are needed.
With the conventional system of external fixators, it would take 5 more months to be able to lead a normal life.
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