These are Fassier-Duval rods and they telescopic. These rods are designed to grow with you and their job is to keep the bone from separating if and when it breaks. Evan can tell you that they do a great job. He has one in each leg that were put in Christmas time two years ago. He had the left replaced in December 2009 and the right in April.
We've been with our surgeon, Dr. Bosch, for 6 years and he does an awesome job as you can see! The care Evan receives at UNM's Children's Hospital from the doctors and staff is outstanding. They really help to make a difficult situation easier. This hospital and their staff have been really wonderful to us. We are so thankful to the Children's Miracle Network for all they do for our hospital.