First Patient at Children’s Hospital Colorado Receives Magnetic Rods to Elongate Spine
A life-changing outpatient procedure using magnets to elongate growth rods is helping kids with scoliosis. Ryan Viano is our first patient to benefit from these new magnetically-controlled rods that help control the curvature of his spine. In the past, these rods were expanded in the operating room, but today, they can be expanded with a special hand-held magnet in an exam room -- which means fewer surgeries and no pain medication, recovery or missing school.
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