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UI Children’s Hospital uses singular record to revoke series of surgical procedures for early-onset scoliosis patients

Will Imbus was diagnosed with early-onset scoliosis—an abnormal, side-to-side bend of a spine in children underneath 5 years old. Treatment for early-onset scoliosis typically includes medicine each 6 months to widen a child’s spine as they grow. Since a age of 5, Will has had seven surgeries.

In Jan 2015, UI Children’s Hospital became a usually sanatorium in Iowa to use a new record for all early-onset scoliosis patients called a MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) Spinal Growing Rod. For many children with early-onset scoliosis, this will discharge 6 to 10 surgical procedures during their childhood.

Source: University of Iowa