MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FITBONE® – the motorized, fully implantable, intramedullary lengthening nail from WITTENSTEIN intens – was one of the highlights at this year's International Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (ILLRS) Congress in Miami, Florida. Both the stimulating discussions at the parallel industry exhibition and the large number of surgeons who signed up for the FITBONE® Symposium show what a big impact it made.
The ILLRS Congress, staged from November 4 to 7, 2015, was attended by around 1500 visitors. They were fascinated by patient friendly FITBONE® technology for compensating leg length discrepancies– and no less excited by the qualification concept of the "Center of Excellence" (COE), which was set up around the world by WITTENSTEIN intens and Prof. Rainer Baumgart (Head of ZEM Germany) in order to enable the surgeons to use the outstanding possibilities of the FITBONE® concept and to offer them a platform for exchanging ideas and experiences.
FITBONE® is a fully implantable, intramedullary lengthening nail for compensating limb length discrepancies; if necessary, the surgeon can simultaneously correct limb length discrepancies of the femur and / or tibia as well as axial and torsional deformities in one surgery. The drive unit in the intramedullary lengthening nail is controlled by each patient at home using a handy external Control Set. FITBONE® allows the complete distraction process to be monitored – a feature that is particularly appreciated by surgeons and patients alike since no other system in the world provides similar triple feedback. The Control Set not only flashes during the distraction treatment ("activation") and shows the number of impulses sent to the implanted receiver. The sound of the drive unit is also audible through a stethoscope, so that distraction sequences are fully transparent for both the surgeon and the patient.
Several international FITBONE® users were invited to the FITBONE® Symposium held during the ILLRS Congress to report on their positive experience with the planning and execution of the surgical procedure according to Prof. Baumgart and elaborate on the high level of treatment and patient safety FITBONE® affords.
FITBONE® was also the object of many interesting discussions outside the symposium. FITBONE® commands an important technology and treatment lead when it comes to correcting leg length discrepancies.
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