The Fassier-Duval Telescopic Intramedullary System is a new rod designed for patients suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), skeletal displasia and other bone deformities. Created to prevent or stabilize fractures, or correct deformity of the long bones whilst growth occurs. It is indicated for children 18 months and older suffering from OI, pseudoarthrosis and can also be used concomitantly with external fixators in older children or adults with limb length discrepancy. The Fassier-Duval rod has been designed for the femur, tibia and humerus.
This implant is indicated as a temporary implant to aid in the healing of long diaphysis fractures, osteotomies, malunions and nonunions and to prevent further fractures in femur, tibia and humerus in pediatric, small statured or patients with limb length discrepancy. It can be used in procedures such as bone lengthening/shortening concomitantly with external fixators.
It can be seen as a long term implant. Due to a lower failure rate, a longer in-situ time can be expected, therefore replacement of the rod is less frequent. The Fassier-Duvalrod can be replaced in case of a re-fracture, bending of the rod, in case of complications, or when the patient has reached skeletal maturity.