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Magnetic Rod System Minimizes Invasive Scoliosis Procedures

The MAGEC rod system allows children with early-onset scoliosis to avoid multiple invasive surgeries after the implantation of their spine-lengthening rods. As the child grows, physicians can make length adjustments using a magnet, eliminating the need to access the rods inside the child’s body for lengthening during every growth cycle. The technology has already been used to treat hundreds of children in 24 countries.