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PRECICE Intramedullary Limb Lengthening System: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness

Published on: December 7, 2017
Project Number: RC0948-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness for the use of the PRECICE intramedullary system for the correction of lower or upper limb deformities in adults and children?

Key Message

Evidence from three non-randomized studies was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness for the use of the PRECICE intramedullary system for the correction of lower or upper limb deformities in adults and children. Overall, the evidence appeared to support the use of the PRECICE nail, which was generally favoured or considered equivalent to either limb reconstruction system external fixation or the intramedullary skeletal kinetic distractor system for the outcomes assessed. Limitations of the evidence, including variation in the length of follow-up, a study sample sizes, and a lack of randomization to treatment arms, made it difficult to draw definitive conclusions regarding the clinical effectiveness of the PRECICE nail.

Tags

arm bones, bone lengthening, forearm, leg bones, lower extremity, thigh, upper extremity, Precice, Limb lengthening, intramedullary distraction, intramedullary nails, distraction osteogenesis