Limb Lengthening Surgery Methods
Over the first half of the 20th century, the lengthening devices ranged from the traction Thomas splint device of Codivilla, to various bed mounted and semi-portable external fixation devices. The early limb lengtheners employed distraction osteogenesis to fill the distraction gap produced by their fixators. It was not however until the 1950’s and 60’s that the biology of distraction osteogenesis became understood. This was largely due to Ilizarov and his group in Kurgan, USSR. Currently we use 3 methods for our surgeries.
As Limb Lengthening methods we use only the most reliable, safest and most succesful methods in the world for our patients. LON Method, Precice 2.2 Method, Precice STRYDE. As of 2022 we did more than 1000 succesful limb lengthening surgeries. What we are trying to accoplish is giving the best orthopedic experience by providing the highest standard of care, comfort, education and service with reasonable price.
Lengthening Over Nail (LON) Method is currently most performed and chosen Limb Lengthening Method in the World by the patients because of it's high reliability and low cost compare to other methods.
LON Method is fully weight bearing. It is actually combination of both internal nails and external extensors. Extensors needs to be removed after lengthening period.
The PRECICE Intramedullary Limb Lengthening System is a last tech device in Limb Lengthening world by Nuvasive (USA).
The device allows leg lengthening by magnetic interaction between the PRECICE intramedullary (IM) device and remote control.
The nail has a highly complex internal gear system and it's remotely activated and controlled by permanent magnets. This advancement in limb lengthening allows for a precision controlled distraction phase comfortly.
PRECICE STRYDE METHOD
The Precice Stryde System is actually upgraded version of Precice 2.2. Stryde is currently the pinnacle of the Limb Lengthening world with being fully internal and fully weight bearing.
Stryde System is intended for limb lengthening, open and closed fracture fixation, pseudoarthrosis, mal-unions, non-unions, or bone transport of long bones.
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