IGERSHEIM, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With several thousand operations, the FITBONE®
lengthening nail by WITTENSTEIN intens is one of the world’s most
successful intramedullary lengthening systems. The nail is only
implanted by specially trained surgeons who have taken part in technical
and procedural training programs held by WITTENSTEIN
intens and qualified as Centers of Excellence (COE). Patients
profit from the highest levels of trust and safety and a fast healing
process free from complications and pain with every operation.
The COEs are part of a steadily growing user network of selected
surgeons who are specialized in the correction and lengthening of
extremities. All induction is provided by authorized trainers, so that
premium, holistic patient care is guaranteed throughout – from the
initial interview and examinations to the explantation of the
The training covers all aspects necessary for qualified, end-to-end
treatment by an independent surgeon. This specifically includes precise
preoperative planning, minimally invasive intraoperative surgery, the
expertise required to handle the implant during the distraction process
and explantation after the treatment is over.
During the training module a FITBONE®
expert with longstanding experience as a surgeon explains the technology
which lies behind the intramedullary lengthening nail and imparts the
know-how needed for surgical procedures with the FITBONE®
system both on femur and tibia.
Furthermore, the aim is to put this theoretical knowledge into practice:
several operations are prepared and carried out at the future COE’s
clinic, assisted by the FITBONE® trainer.
Parallel to the support offered by the FITBONE® trainers, the
ability to share information and experiences with other users in the
international network is invaluable for deepening the COE’s theoretical
and practical know-how on all issues linked to extremity correction and
lengthening with FITBONE®.
The COE concept enables WITTENSTEIN intens to establish an unprecedented
quality standard, building confidence and trust in both the system
itself and the operation. In addition to the unique advantages of the FITBONE®
System – fully implantable, easy to handle, largely painless treatment,
no risk of infection and perfect cosmetic result – proper user
qualification is crucial not only for successful operations but also for
patient acceptance worldwide.
We will be attending the ILLRS Congress Miami 2015, November 4-7, 2015.
You are welcome to visit our booth to get more information about FITBONE®.