PRECICE® Clinical Evidence

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To view publications on PRECICE in medical journals such as The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery click on the links below:

      1. Joachim Horn, Ivan Hvid, Stefan Huhnstock, Anne B Breen & Harald Steen (2018): Limb lengthening and deformity correction with externally controlled motorized intramedullary nails: evaluation of 50 consecutive lengthenings Acta Orthopaedica DOI: 10.1080/17453674.2018.1534321
      2. Robert C. Vercio, MD; Troy G. Shields, MD; Lee M. Zuckerman, MD. Use of Magnetic Growing Intramedullary Nails in Compression During Intercalary Allograft Reconstruction Orthopedics. 2018;41(6):330-335
      3. Ahmed I. Hammouda, MD & Shawn C. Standard, MD & S. Robert Rozbruch, MD & John E. Herzenberg, MD. Humeral Lengthening with the PRECICE Magnetic Lengthening Nail Hospital for Special Surgery HSSJ (2017) 13:217–223
      4. Dong Hoon Lee, Sungmin Kim, Jung Woo Lee, Hoon Park, Tae Yoon Kim, and Hyun Woo Kim. A Comparison of the Device-Related Complications of Intramedullary Lengthening Nails Using a New Classification System BioMed Research International
      5. Francescomuratori, MD, Giovanni Beltrami, MD, Guido Scoccianti, MD, Davidematera, MD, Rodolfo Capanna, MD, Domenico Andrea Campanacci, MD. Is an Intramedullary Nail a Valid Treatment for Limb-Length Discrepancy After Bone Tumor Resection? Case Descriptions Surgical Technology International Volume 33
      6. V. C. Panagiotopoulou, K. Davda, H. S. Hothi, J. Henckel, A. Cerquiglini, W. D. Goodier, J. Skinner, A. Hart. P. R. CalderA retrieval analysis of the Precice intramedullary limb lengthening system The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, United Kingdom doi:10.1302/2046-3758.77.BJR-2017-0359.R1
      7. Iobst, CA, Rozbruch, SR., Nelson, S., Fragomen A. Simultaneous Acute Femoral Deformity Correction and Gradual Limb Lengthening Using a Retrograde Femoral Nail: Technique and Clinical Results. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Apr 1;26(7):241-250. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00573.
      8. Austin T. Fragomena and S. Robert Rozbruch. Retrograde magnetic internal lengthening nail for acute femoral deformity correction and limb lengthening EXPERT REVIEW OF MEDICAL DEVICES, 2017
      9. Thomas D. Falls, MD; Austin T. Fragomen, MD; S. Robert Rozbruch, MD. Motorized internal lengthening nail, anterograde femur technique can correct leg length Orthopedics Today, October 2017
      10. Thomas D. Falls, MD; Austin T. Fragomen, MD; S. Robert Rozbruch, MD. Motorized internal lengthening nail, anterograde femur technique can correct leg length Orthopedics Today, October 2017.
      11. Austin T. Fragomen, S. Robert Rozbruch. Retrograde magnetic internal lengthening nail for acute femoral deformity correction and limb lengthening Expert Rev. Med. Devices (2017).
      12. Kurtz, Anton M. and Rozbruch, S. Robert. Humerus Lengthening With the PRECICE Internal Lengthening Nail J Pediatr Orthop 2017;37:04
      13. Watson JT, Sanders RW. Controlled compression nailing for at risk humeral shaft fractures. J Orthop Trauma 2017;31:S25–S282
      14. Rozbruch, SR. Adult posttraumatic reconstruction using a magnetic internal lengthening nail. J Orthop Trauma 2017;31:S14–S19
      15. Fragomen, AT, Rozbruch, SR. Lengthening and deformity correction about the knee using a magnetic internal lengthening nail. SICOT J 2017, 3, 25 The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017 DOI: 10.1051/sicotj/2017014
      16. Hammouda, AI, Jauregui, JJ, Gesheff, MG, Standard, SC, Herzenberg, JE. Trochanteric entry for femoral lengthening nails in children: is it safe? J Pediatr Orthop 2017;37:258–264
      17. Szymczuk, VL, Hammouda, AI, Gesheff, MG, Standard, SC, and Herzenberg, JE. Lengthening with monolateral external fixation versus magnetically motorized intramedullary nail in congenital femoral deficiency. J Pediatr Orthop 2017;00:000–000
      18. Hamdy, RC, Bernstein, M, Fragomen, AT, and Rozbruch, SR. What’s new in limb lengthening and deformity correction. (J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99:1408-14 d Available at
      19. Green, SA. The evolution of remote-controlled intramedullary lengthening and compression nails. (J Orthop Trauma 2017;31:S2–S6)
      20. Fragomen, AT. Transitioning to an intramedullary lengthening and compression nail. J Orthop Trauma 2017;31:S7–S13
      21. Alrabai, HM, Gesheff, MG, and Conway, JD. Use of internal lengthening nails in post-traumatic sequelae. International Orthopaedics (SICOT) DOI 10.1007/s00264-017-3466-6
      22. Bernstein, M. Practical aspects of posttrauma reconstruction With an Intramedullary Lengthening Nail. J Orthop Trauma 2017;31:S20–S24
      23. Wagner P, Burghardt RD, Green SA, Specht SC, Standard SC & Herzenberg JE (2017) PRECICE magneticallydriven, telescopic, intramedullary lengthening nail: pre-clinical testing and first 30 patients. SICOT J, 3, 19
      24. Laubscher M, Mitchell C, Timms A, et al. Outcomes following femoral lengthening: An initial comparison of the PRECICE intramedullary lengthening nail and the LRS external fixator monorail system. Bone Joint J 2016;98-B:1382–8.
      25. S. Robert Rozbruch, MD, Austin T. Fragomen, MD. Lengthening of the Femur with a Remote-Controlled Magnetic Intramedullary Nail Antegrade Technique limb lengthening system JBJS ESSENTIAL SURGICAL TECHNIQUES2016, 6(1):e2(1-11).
      26. Birkholtz, FF, P de Lange, P. Evaluation of the first experience of intramedullary nail lengthening using PRECICE® in a south african limb lengthening and reconstruction unit. SA Orthopaedic Journal Autumn 2016 | Vol 15; No 1; 67
      27. Landge, V, Shabtai, L, Gesheff, M, Specht, SC, and Herzenberg, JE. Patient satisfaction after limb lengthening with internal and external devices. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances Volumn 24, Number 3, Fall 2015
      28. Iobst,C. Advances in pediatric limb lengthening. JBJS REVIEWS 2015;3(8):e3 Available at
      29. Paley, D. PRECICE intramedullary limb lengthening system. Expert Rev. Med. Devices Early online, 1–19 (2015)
      30. Shabtai, L, Specht, SC, Standard, SC, Herzenberg, JE. Internal lengthening device for congenital femoral deficiency and fibular hemimelia, (Clin Orthop Relat Res DOI 10.1007/s11999-014-3572-3)
      31. Schiedel, FM, Vogt, B, Tretow, HL, Schuhknecht, B, Gosheger, G, Horter, MJ and Rödl, R. How precise is the PRECICE compared to the ISKD in intramedullary limb lengthening? Reliability and safety in 26 procedures. Acta Orthopaedica 2014; 85 (3): 293–298
      32. Rozbruch, SR, Birch, JG, Dahl, MT, and Herzenberg, JE. Motorized intramedullary nail for management of limb-length discrepancy and deformity. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2014;22: 403-409
      33. Paley, D, Harris, M, Debiparshad, K, and Prince, D. Limb lengthening by implantable limb lengthening devices. Tech Orthop 2014;29: 72–85
      34. Kirane, YM, Fragomen, AT, Rozbruch, Clin Orthop Relat Res DOI 10.1007/s11999-014-3575-0 (SR SYMPOSIUM: 2013 Limb lengthening and reconstruction society – precision of the PRECICE internal bone lengthening nail)