January 2021

Plate for Pediatric Limb Lengthening, Reconstruction Procedures

NuVasive has introduced the Precice plate system, for use in limb-lengthening and reconstruction procedures for pediatrics or patients with small anatomy who cannot accommodate a lengthening device that is traditionally implanted within the patient’s bone. The plate is mounted on the outside of the patient’s bone to avoid potential damage to the growth plate, and a programmable external remote controller is used that magnetically couples with the Precice through the skin to perform precision micro adjustments. Over the course of several months and from the comfort of their own home, the patient follows a custom lengthening schedule to gradually distract the Precice, stretching newly forming bone to a targeted length. Once the desired bone length is achieved, the plate is removed.




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