How to achieve lengthening - The Guichet Method

For those who have a medical or cosmetic need of limbs lengthening, the method developed by Dr Guichet and his staff is the most effective and the least invasive solution. It is a safe and fast system that is based on the state-of-the-art technological devices and on the early resumption of limb functionality through muscle training.


Guichet® Nail

It is the result of years of experience and continuous improvements. It is surgically inserted inside the bone, it allows the early support on the same day of the surgery and allows the lengthening of the bone through some movements of rotation of the limb (the so-called cliqueting), to be carried out every day during the training, over the course of two months. The surgery leaves almost invisible scars.


Precice Stryde®

The key to the Nuvasive platform technology is the magnetic interaction between the PRECICE STRYDE or the intramedullary nail and the remote control. The owner can control remotely thanks to a system of internal magnets, the complex gear system of the nail. This technology allows an absolute precision control and allows the customization of the treatment in a non-invasive way.


In particular cases an alternative system to the nail is used, more invasive but more suitable

In some very complex cases, the choose to use the types of external fixator. This type of surgery is more complicated for the patient, requires more collaboration and foresees longer rest periods



1 INITIAL CONSULTATION - Each case is different and deserves attention and a thorough examination

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2 PRE-OPERATIVE STEPS - A professional training to properly prepare the body

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3 SURGICAL INTERVENTION - Dr Guichet and a trusted staff will take care of the crucial and most delicate part of the whole process

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4 POST-OPERATIVE - The actual lengthening is a challenging and delicate phase

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Milan, London: two locations one team of the highest level

For over 30 years, Dr Guichet has been dedicating his studies and surgical practice to bone lengthening and reconstruction for patients. In lengthening, he also developed specific techniques such as the use of the endomedullary nail for correction of the axis and knee ligaments reconstruction in children with non-ossified epiphysis. The project of care is extremely personalized and takes into account not only the orthopedic aspects but also the psychological ones, in order to obtain together the best possible result, in correspondence to the best current standards of quality. The team of Dr Guichet takes care of the patient both in Milan and London to support him throughout the journey, ensuring full assistance. Operations take place in Centres of Excellence: Columbus Clinic Center in Milan, Princess Grace Hospital and Harly Street Specialist Hospital in London. In these towns, patients benefit of the support of FIFA Excellence Centre for rehabilitation (Isokinetic Centres)  for preparation and physiotherapy. Doctors,  physiotherapists and trainers collaborate directly with the Doctor to follow each stage, from preparation to follow. The accompaniment and the psychological support are guaranteed throughout the process by international specialists. Many skills, just one team!


Weymouth Street Hospital
42-46 Weymouth St.
London W1G 6DR


Princess Grace Hospital
30 Devonshire Street
WYG6PX Londra, UK
+39 0236758514


Harley Street Specialist Hospital
18-22 Queen Anne St.
London W1G 8HU


Studio Dr. Guichet
Corso Magenta, 44
20123 Milano, IT
+39 0236758514