What are MAGEC Growing Rods?
MAGEC Growing Rods are a revolutionary new surgical treatment made for children with severe spinal deformities and abnormal curvatures. The MAGEC system uses implantable rodsas well as an external remote to both brace the spine, helping to eliminate a child’s spinal curve, while allowing the child to continue in its growth cycle.
MAGEC Rods Vs. Traditional Growing Rods
For generations traditional growing rods have been used to help reduce the spinal curve created by scoliosis in young, growing children. Despite their effectiveness, growing rods require constant expansion surgery in order to keep up with the child’s growth. This generally means 10-15 surgeries before the child reaches maturity, as well as the possibility of a spinal fusion once they reach their final height.
MAGEC Rods are also surgically implanted. However, during the expansion phases, they do not require any surgery. Simply requiring a non-invasive procedure every 4-6 months. The MAGEC Rods are controlled using magnets and a remote control.
Despite their ease of use and the lack of required surgeries, the MAGEC Rods are not for everyone. In certain cases where children are far too young or that are suffering from a spinal curve that is severely progressive, the MAGEC Rods may not be the best option. Treatment with the MAGEC Growing Rods is highly dependent upon your child’s specific condition, age, size, and current growth cycle. Contact Dr. Roger Widmann today and he will help you make the right decision for you and your child.