The system is designed for limb lengthening and deformity correction of the femur and tibia bones. The lengthening nail is a fully implantable system for correcting leg length and deformity discrepancies.
“Orthofix is the only orthopedic company that offers a comprehensive portfolio of both internal and external fixation solutions for limb reconstruction and deformity correction,” president of global extremities Paul Gonsalves said in a news release. “We are pleased to now be able to broaden access to the Fitbone system by expanding availability in the U.S. and Europe, giving surgeons a choice in treating patients in need of deformity correction and limb lengthening.”
Fitbone is implanted through a minimally invasive procedure that consists of an implanted intramedullary nail, a subcutaneously implanted receiver and an external control set that enables the patient to manage the distraction phase at home.
The system has been implanted inmate than 3,500 cases in 15 countries. With preoperative planning, axial and torsional bone alignment can be achieved as part of the limb-lengthening procedure.