Traditional Growing Rods Versus Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods for the Surgical Treatment of Early-Onset Scoliosis: A Case-Matched 2-Year Study.

@article{Akbarnia2014TraditionalGR,
  title={Traditional Growing Rods Versus Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods for the Surgical Treatment of Early-Onset Scoliosis: A Case-Matched 2-Year Study.},
  author={Behrooz A. Akbarnia and Jeff B. Pawelek and Kenneth M. C. Cheung and Gokhan Demirkiran and Hazem Bayoumi Elsebaie and John B. Emans and Charles E. Johnston and Gregory M. Mundis and H. N. N. Noordeen and David L. Skaggs and Paul D. Sponseller and George H. Thompson and Burt Yaszay and Muharrem Yazici},
  journal={Spine deformity},
  year={2014},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={
          493-497
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Traditional growing rod (TGR) surgery is a treatment technique commonly used for progressive early-onset scoliosis. Studies have shown that repeated TGR lengthenings can significantly increase the risk of complications. Magnetically controlled growing rods (MCGR) are currently available outside of the United States and early results have been promising. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of MCGR versus TGR for the treatment of early-onset scoliosis… CONTINUE READING

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