"The Precice Plate represents a first-of-its-kind limb lengthening solution for pediatric patients that allows for internal lengthening while avoiding potential damage to their growth plates. Previously, this was only possible with bulky, less comfortable external fixation devices," said Dr.
The Precice plating system is the latest advancement in the Precice portfolio of non-invasively adjustable implants from NSO. Leveraging a locking plate technology, the Precice Plate is mounted on the outside of the patient's bone to avoid potential damage to the growth plate of this young patient population. Once implanted, the patient or caregiver uses a programmable external remote controller that magnetically couples with the Precice Plate 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 Plate, stretching newly forming bone to a targeted length. Once the desired bone length is achieved, the plate is removed.
"By expanding the application of our remote-controlled implants, NSO has delivered a superior treatment option that elevates the standard of care for pediatric patients with limb length discrepancy," said
The Precice Plate was designed by NSO in collaboration with a team of world-leading limb lengthening reconstruction experts who will treat patients on a limited basis this year. NSO plans full commercial launch of the Precice Plate in the US and
"The availability of the Precice Plate will completely change reconstruction methods and modernize the way we approach and treat pediatric limb reconstruction, and I am honored to have played a key role in bringing this highly anticipated product to market," said Dr. Shawn Standard, orthopedic surgeon and head of pediatric orthopedics at the
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