Product Description

Guided Growth™ can harness the robust potential of a child's growth plate to correct angular deformities. The eight-Plate® from Orthofix is a minimally invasive, secure implant that allows speedy postoperative recovery with immediate weight bearing. The eight-Plate uses two holes and diverging screws to function like a hinge and avoid growth plate compression. It gently guides the natural growth process and restores limb alignment without the need for invasive osteotomy.

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Indication

Gradual correction of pediatric deformities in upper and lower extremities:

  • Cubitus varus (post supracondylar fracture)
  • Knee valgus, varus, oblique plane, flexion deformity, recurvatum
  • Ankle valgus

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Physician Benefits
  • Simple outpatient procedure with no cast required.
  • Contoured two-hole plate bends for anatomic fit and flexibility during unilateral growth.
  • Central pilot hole for accurate placement over the physis.
  • Diverging screws function like a hinge to gently guide natural growth.
  • Fully threaded cannulated screws resist pull out forces and allow easy removal after treatment.

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Physician Support Materials
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*Proper surgical procedure is the responsibility of the medical professional. Operative techniques are furnished as an informative guideline. Each surgeon must evaluate the appropriateness of a technique based on his or her personal medical credentials and experience. Please refer the the "Instructions for Use" supplied with the product for specific information on indications for use, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reaction information and sterilization.

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Patient Benefits
  • Minimally invasive and avoids cutting the bone
  • No cast required
  • Immediate weight bearing

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Testimonials

Our four-year-old daughter had surgery for severe bowed legs. She had four eight-Plates inserted above and below her knees. Prior to the surgery we had tried several types of braces to correct her bowing but had no success. Before the surgery, our doctor was able to fit his entire hand between her knees when she stood. They were about four inches apart. It has now been one year since the surgery and her knees now touch! She is so proud and we, as parents, are so pleased. As she says, "My legs don't wobble anymore." We are forever thankful for your product and our doctor for helping our daughter.
Ian and Jill, parents of eight-Plate patient

Your devices are amazing! I have seen them perform miracles on my daughter. I cannot thank your company enough. We are blessed to find the best doctors and use the best equipment. Thank you, thank you!
Irene Ferranti, parent of Hybrid Sheffield/LRS Fixator and eight-Plate Guided Growth patient of Dr. Dror Paley and Dr. Shawn Standard, Tappan, New York

Orthopedic surgeons are enamored with fixing and straightening things. We are anxious to correct children's deformities and please parents, but must always consider risk or discomfort caused by our intervention. In the case of crooked extremities, the eight-Plate is an ounce of prevention that is worth a pound of cure because it harnesses the power of the growth plate to gradually and safely correct the problem as the child grows naturally.
Dr. Peter Stevens, University of Utah, Inventor of the eight-Plate Guided Growth System

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Footnotes
Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. Refer to the instructions for use supplied with product for specific information on indications for use, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reaction information, and sterilization.

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