Limb Lengthening with the Precice Nail
Limb lengthening with a fully implantable remote controlled rod has been available since 2012 and is a major advance in limb lengthening surgery. In most cases, the femur, tibia, and even the humerus can be lengthened without the need for an external fixator. The internal rod is a magnetic telescopic implant that is accurately lengthened with a remote control. The magnet spins and accurately turns a gear which elongates the rod and lengthens the bone.
In comparison to external fixation, the bone lengthening process is much more simple, less painful, has fewer complications, and has a quicker recovery. Our experience has been very positive and we have published these results. In summary, the bone healing, accuracy of lengthening rate, and ability to maintain joint mobility have all been excellent.