What is JTS?

The JTS is a bone replacement implant that can be extended without surgical intervention.

At its core, the JTS implant is lengthened by a small yet powerful gearbox, which drives the extension. Remarkably, the gearbox is able to output ample force to lengthen the limb via a very special gearing mechanism. With the implant in place, the limb is periodically lengthened by placing the limb into the external drive unit.

By passing electric current into an electric coil built within the drive unit, the flow of the electricity produces a magnetic field rotating at 3000rpm. This rotation is captured by the magnet within the implant and is passed through the gearbox to extend the device. The implant will grow at 1mm every 4 minutes, thereby slowly stretching the soft tissues.

Advantages of the non invasive JTS implant:

  • Minimizing surgical intervention minimises risk of infection
  • Very precise lengthening
  • No need for an inpatient stay in hospital
  • No patient anaesthetic or sedation is required
  • Reversibility; if required the implant length can be easily reduced

In November 2002 the first patient, a 13-year-old girl, received the JTS non-invasive extendible implant in the UK. Today she has reached skeletal maturity with legs of equal length.

There are some excellent stories of patients who have undergone limb sparing surgery and they are amazing, click here to read some (this link takes you to an external website).



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What is JTS?

The JTS is a bone replacement implant that can be extended without surgical intervention.

At its core, the JTS implant is lengthened by a small yet powerful gearbox, which drives the extension. Remarkably, the gearbox is able to output ample force to lengthen the limb via a very special gearing mechanism. With the implant in place, the limb is periodically lengthened by placing the limb into the external drive unit.

By passing electric current into an electric coil built within the drive unit, the flow of the electricity produces a magnetic field rotating at 3000rpm. This rotation is captured by the magnet within the implant and is passed through the gearbox to extend the device. The implant will grow at 1mm every 4 minutes, thereby slowly stretching the soft tissues.

Advantages of the non invasive JTS implant:

  • Minimizing surgical intervention minimises risk of infection
  • Very precise lengthening
  • No need for an inpatient stay in hospital
  • No patient anaesthetic or sedation is required
  • Reversibility; if required the implant length can be easily reduced

In November 2002 the first patient, a 13-year-old girl, received the JTS non-invasive extendible implant in the UK. Today she has reached skeletal maturity with legs of equal length.

There are some excellent stories of patients who have undergone limb sparing surgery and they are amazing, click here to read some (this link takes you to an external website).



Watch our real life stories about the JTS implant

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