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Limb Lengthening

Intramedullary Nail

What is intramedullary nail?

The PRECICE® intramedullary nail was approved by the FDA in 2011 for clinical use in limb lengthening. In contrast to external fixators, the metal device that supports and lengthens the bone is entirely internal. Intramedullary lengthening nails eliminate certain disadvantages of external fixators including discomfort or dislike of the frame and pin site infections. Be sure to ask your doctor about the risks and complications that may occur with limb lengthening.

How does the PRECICE nail work?

What should we expect during my child's hospital stay?

Will the PRECICE nail hurt?

What should we expect during my child's follow up doctor visits?

Will my child need physical therapy?