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Focus on diversity of uses at the annual LLRS Nordic meeting

Smarter limb lengthening - FITBONE® helps compensate leg length discrepancies

(PresseBox) (Igersheim, ) The second annual meeting of the LLRS Nordic (Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction) Society took place at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 16 and 17, 2017. More than 60 experts in the field of reconstructive orthopedic surgery – the majority from Scandinavia – welcomed the opportunity to learn more about the FITBONE® technology’s range of uses and discuss practical experiences and successes.

The annual LLRS Nordic meeting aims to promote the use of reconstructive orthopedic surgery in Scandinavia by bringing experts together in one place and to simultaneously strengthen worldwide contacts and cooperation in this specialist field through an active exchange of experiences.

FITBONE® presentations and case based lectures: Knowledge shared is knowledge multiplied

Among other things, FITBONE® experts from several different Centers of Excellence (COE) – a network of specially trained surgeons for extremity correction with FITBONE® – reported on the use of the fully implantable intramedullary lengthening nail in various disciplines of reconstructive orthopedics in a series of presentations and case based lectures. The spokespersons of leading COEs – Professor Baumgart of Munich, Dr. Tobias Nygaard and Dr. Ulrik Kähler Olesen, CEO Kopenhagen, Denmark, Dr. Knud Stenhild Christensen, Dr. Søren Kold and Dr. Mindaugas Mikuzis, COE Aalborg, Dänemark, and Dr. Jonas Fevang, representing the FITBONE® COE in Norway – spoke about the FITBONE® technology’s enormous versatility. Its uses extend from standard lengthening procedures through complex deformity corrections with subsequent lengthening and hip dysplasia treatment to reconstruction following a tumor resection. In a separate lecture, Professor Baumgart gave an account of his experience with FITBONE® in pediatric and adolescent surgery.

Latest FITBONE® technology on show at parallel exhibition

The FITBONE® technology, with its broad portfolio of products and applications, was at the center of a parallel exhibition by WITTENSTEIN intens and Fischer Medical, the company’s Scandinavian sales partner. Several innovations attracted particular interest: the unique FITBONE® for femoral and tibial segment transports, the smart control set which allows patients to activate the distraction process themselves and the world’s first app for fully implantable intramedullary lengthening nails which adapts the daily times to the patient’s routine. The FITBONE® smartphone app actively accompanies and documents the treatment process. A digital distraction log can be sent to the attending physician online.


Intelligent implants based on miniaturized drive technology are the main focus of WITTENSTEIN intens’ activities. To take just one example: FITBONE® is the world’s only motorized, controllable and fully implantable intramedullary distraction nail for lengthening human limbs. It is used to compensate leg length discrepancies and carry out axial and torsional corrections. This mechatronic system facilitates an economical treatment concept characterized by a high level of patient comfort as well as short hospitalization and therapy periods. WITTENSTEIN intens GmbH is one of six Business Units of WITTENSTEIN SE.


With around 2400 employees worldwide and sales of €339 million in 2016/17, WITTENSTEIN SE enjoys an impeccable reputation for innovation, precision and excellence in the field of mechatronic drive technology - not just in Germany but internationally. The group comprises six pacesetting Business Units with separate subsidiaries for servo gearboxes, servo actuator systems, medical technology, miniature servo units, innovative gearing technology, rotary and linear actuator systems, nano technology and electronic and software components for drive technologies. Through its 60 or so subsidiaries and agents in approximately 40 countries, WITTENSTEIN SE ( is additionally represented in all the world's major technology and sales markets.

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