An Attractive Alternative: Magnetic Growing Rods

Study looks at cumulative costs of scoliosis treatment over 5 years

  "Most orthopaedic surgeons who treat patients with early onset scoliosis use traditional growing rods, which allow for spinal growth and deformity control," said Todd Milbrandt, MD, addressing members of the Scoliosis Research Society during their 2015 annual meeting. "However, such systems require regular surgical lengthening, which may be linked with increased risk of infection and additional stress to the patient.

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