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.