MiniRail System

The MiniRail™ system is a stable solution for fractures and for lengthening of small bones. The MiniRail Fixator is indicated for foot and hand lengthening in adults and for pediatric forearm lengthening.

Features & Benefits

The system allows precise, controlled compression / distraction¹

The Articulated MiniRail Fixator is hinged to allow adjustment in a horizontal or vertical access and is used for comminuted intra-articular fractures, joint stiffness, or arthrodesis of the foot or hand. The hinge system allows range of motion at the joint during treatment

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  • Metacarpal and metatarsal lengthening
  • Calcaneal lengthening
  • Pediatric forearm lengthening
  • Metacarpal, metatarsal and phalangeal lengthening
  • Joint arthrodesis
  • Joint stiffness; Comminuted intra-articular fractures
  • Soft tissue correction in patients with neurological disorders (e.g. cerebral palsy)
  • Arthrodesis of the 1st carpo-metacarpal joint following soft tissue correction
  • Complex upper extremity deformities
  • Hand contractures
  • Wrist contractures
  • Indicated for pediatrics through adult


  • Patients with mental or physiological conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions
  • Patients with severe osteoporosis, patients who are HIV positive and patients with severe, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus
  • Patients with foreign body sensitivity. Where material sensitivity is suspected, tests should be made prior to implant insertion


  1. Talarico LM, Vito GR, Goldstein L, Perler AD. Management of hallux limitus with distraction of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. J Am Podiatry Med Assoc. 2005 Mar-Apr;95(2):121-9.​​