BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FITBONE—Information on recent technological advances in connection with
FITBONE®, the intramedullary lengthening nail,
an interactive workshop on holistic surgical planning and a chance for
surgeons and distributors to share experiences: these were the
highlights of the 7th FITBONE®
User Meeting in Barcelona (Spain) from October 20 to 23, 2016.
The FITBONE® User Meeting was organized by WITTENSTEIN
intens GmbH, which not only manufactures FITBONE® but
also initiated the Center of Excellence (COE) concept – a network of
qualified surgeons specialized in leg lengthening and extremity
correction with the lengthening nail.
International participants, interesting agenda
The invitation was accepted by experts from all over Europe: one
particular highlight on the agenda was an interactive planning workshop
on the Reverse Planning Method (RPM) developed by Professor R. Baumgart,
which proved to be a valuable source of information, ideas and
instructions for preoperative planning upfront of FITBONE®
procedures. The FITBONE® User Meeting also included
presentations on new treatment options for various pathological
conditions with the FITBONE® as well as tips and tricks for
this kind of operation. WITTENSTEIN intens then demonstrated a series of
further developments to make the treatment even more patient friendly.
This unique opportunity for physicians to share their experiences both
with actual FITBONE® procedures and with specific treatment
and healing processes using this minimally invasive technique was a
major factor contributing to the success of the event for all concerned.
Plans already underway for the 8th FITBONE®
WITTENSTEIN intens has already begun planning the next FITBONE®
User Meeting in 2017. It will be held at the Center of Excellence
Stockholm (Sweden) and led by Dr. Stephanie Böhm and Dr. Henrik Lundblad.
FITBONE®: Highest-quality leg lengthening
and extremity correction treatment
FITBONE® is a fully implantable system for leg lengthening
that combines uncomplicated and largely painless treatment involving
little risk of infection with perfect cosmetic results. In addition to
these specific FITBONE® benefits, proper qualification of the
surgeon in leg lengthening based on this method is crucial – alongside
the dialog which takes place within the Center of Excellence (COE)
network set up by WITTENSTEIN intens – not only for successful
operations but also for patient acceptance worldwide.
Find out more about WITTENSTEIN intens and FITBONE® on www.wittenstein-intens.com
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