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Understanding the Process

There are two main phases to the correction process: correction/lengthening and consolidation.

Correction and Lengthening

The initial correction phase is the time needed to gradually achieve the desired correction/length of the limb. The following consolidation phase is needed for the new bone tissue to harden and mature. Each individual's body is different, but the total time of wearing the fixator is typically four to 12 months.

Lengthening refers to the period of time it takes to "grow the bone." This lengthening phase begins after the surgeon cuts the bone and attaches the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME.  During this time, you will be working with the physician and your team to make gradual adjustments to the device, which increases the gap between the bone segments, adding "length"to the total limb. Over a period of months, new bone tissue will grow in the gap, ultimately hardening the area between the segments of the original bone.


When your physician is satisfied with the length and position of the new bone, the consolidation phase begins. During this phase, the bone tissue matures and becomes solid. You still wear the Spatial Frame, but you will not make adjustments. The consolidation phase is the longest part of the process.

Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation.  The information on this site does not replace your doctor's specific instructions.