Orthofix Medical (OFIX) commenced U.S. and European full market launch of the FITBONE® intramedullary lengthening system for limb lengthening and deformity correction of femur and tibia bones.
OFIX acquired the system from Wittenstein in 1Q20.
FITBONE is implanted through a minimally invasive procedure. It comprises the implanted intramedullary nail, a subcutaneously implanted receiver and an external control set that allows the patient to manage the distraction phase at home.
More than 3,500 FITBONE cases have been performed in 15 countries since its development.
The system is a part of the Orthofix Extremities portfolio of solutions that include the TL-HEX TrueLok Hexapod System™ computer-assisted ring fixation system for external limb lengthening, JPS JuniOrtho Plating system with the OrthoNext™ digital surgery planning software and the eight-Plate Guided Growth System™ for correcting angular growth deformities in pediatric patients.
“Orthofix is the only orthopedic company that offers a comprehensive portfolio of both internal and external fixation solutions for limb reconstruction and deformity correction,” said Orthofix President of Global Extremities Paul Gonsalves.