Precice Stryde

Internal Limb Lengthening Method

Preliminary information: Stryde nail production has been stopped and will not be available worldwide in 2022.

Precice Stryde is the Nuvasive's 3rd generation limb lengthening system and includes an implantable intramedullary nail, locking screws, reusable instruments, and a hand-held External Remote Control (ERC). 

In the Precice Stryde method, intramedullary nails are placed in the bone marrow, and then the incisions are closed with sutures. Since the procedure is performed with minimal incisions in the leg, it results in fewer surgical scars. Thus, it satisfies patients with aesthetic concerns compared to methods that require external fixation and eliminates the need for regular dressing and the risk of infection.

The principles of the Precice 2 and Precice Stryde methods are almost the same. However, the feature that distinguishes the Precice Stryde from the Precice 2 is that its nails made of stainless steel can carry the patient's entire body weight and allow patients to walk even during the lengthening phase. This feature allows patients to return to their daily lives within a few weeks after surgery.

Stryde nail can lengthen and shorten bone. This feature makes it easier to treat many possible complications. In addition, Stryde nails are made of biocompatible hardened steel. For this reason, these nails can remain in the bone marrow after full recovery or can be removed with a minor operation.

precice stryde ERC

Advantages of Precice Stryde

  • The most advanced limb lengthening method worldwide

  • Allows patients to lengthen up to 6 cm on tibias and 8 cm on femurs

  • Allows patients to walk through the entire phases

  • Allows patients to return to daily life in a few weeks

  • It leaves fewer surgical scars than the methods that require external fixation

Disadvantages of Precice Stryde

  • High cost

  • Recalled due to reported adverse cases

Read this article to learn more about the possible risks, complications, and side effects of limb lengthening surgery.

Is limb lengthening surgery with Precice Stryde method the right choice for me?

Precice Stryde is the right choice for you if you are looking for a less risky leg-lengthening method that allows you to walk throughout the lengthening phase and return to daily life faster.

Book a free consultation now and ask all your questions directly to our expert patient consultants. You can also request a free private video session with the surgeon after completing the questionnaire we will send you.