The LimbplastX Institute
The Precice Intramedullary Limb Lengthening System
The PRECICE DifferenceThe FDA Approved PRECICE Intramedullary Limb Lengthening System is designed to lengthen the femur or tibia with precision and control. Nuvasive developed the system with an adjustable intramedullary device that incorporates remote control technology using magnets.
For decades, Ilizarov’s distraction osteogenesis using external fixation was the best option for limb lengthening. New advancing in medical technology now allow for less invasive alternatives. The PRECICE system eliminates the need for an external fixation frame or external fixation. External fixation frames are commonly associated with pin site infections and other complications.
This innovative intramedullary limb lengthening system allows for a precise, controlled lengthening phase with the ability to shorten the device if necessary.
WHY PRECICE?The non-invasive magnetic interaction between the PRECICE implant and the PRECICE External Remote Controller (ERC), a portable, hand-held unit that lengthens the PRECICE implant is what sets this system apart from traditional treatment.
The PRECICE ERC is programmed to accurately lengthen the femur or tibia based upon the surgeon’s prescription. Weekly clinical and radiographic evaluations are performed to confirm lengthening and to calculate new bone formation.
PRECICE BenefitsThe PRECICE system provides a customized, minimally-invasive approach to limb lengthening with benefits that include:
• Proprietary magnet technology
• Precision rate control
• Non-invasive adjustment via external remote controller
• Customizable lengthening protocol based upon patient’s prescription
• Device is reversible