Surgeons explain the benefits of the FITBONE® method

Around the world, WITTENSTEIN intens works exclusively with selected FITBONE® Centers. Patients are treated by experienced and qualified surgeons thoroughly trained on the use of the intramedullary nail.

The benefits of FITBONE®

Let our international specialists inform you on the advantages of the FITBONE® over other methods of treatment.

The FITBONE® System components

The FITBONE® TAA system is a fully implantable intramedullary lengthening device. The system consists of the intramedullary lengthening nail connected to a receiver via bipolar feed line, locking screws and the external Control Set with control electronics and transmitter.


ALL UNDER CONTROL

ALL UNDER CONTROL

The energy needed for the distraction process is transmitted from the outside by placing the external transmitter over the implanted receiver which is inserted in the subcutaneous tissue during FITBONE® surgery.

Read more

SUPPORT ACROSS THE BOARD

SUPPORT ACROSS THE BOARD

All surgeons participate in an intensive training program at one of our Centers of Excellence.

Read more

A COMPLETE INSTRUMENT SET

A COMPLETE INSTRUMENT SET

The starter kits we offer for each of our standard FITBONE® designs can also be used for the removal of the implant at the end of treatment. Every implant has its reamer which matches the size of the intramedullary nail. The radiolucent grid plate enables the desired axis alignment during the operation.


CORRECTION IN ACTION

CORRECTION IN ACTION

The video shows the procedure for a corrective measure—implantation, distraction and explantation.


Further publications

  • Baumgart, R., Schuster, B., Baumgart, T.; Kallusdistraktion und Segmenttransport zur Behandlung von Knochendefekten. Orthopädie 2017, Volume 46; 673-680
  • Krieg, A. H.; Beinlängendifferenzen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen – Diagnostik und Therapieoptionen. PAEDIATRICA Vol. 28 Nr. 1 2017
  • Lenze, U., Krieg, A. H.; Intramedullary lengthening nails: can we also correct deformities? J Child Orthop 15. November 2016

    See all publications

Locations of FITBONE® centers


Rx Only.

Please refer to the FITBONE® instructions for use for complete important safety information. The FITBONE® TAA and the use thereof, may be covered by one or more of US and/or international patents: US 8,425,525, EP 1 658 014, EP 1 994 892. Other U.S. and international patents pending.