Pediatric spine surgeons are motivated to find the best treatment options for their patients presenting with early onset scoliosis (EOS). In recent years, common treatment options included an initial surgery followed by a series of distraction surgeries to help the patients grow throughout treatment. These invasive surgeries are associated with increased rates of complications due to infections, exposure to anesthesia, and psychological distress.
Now, the MAGEC system is being used locally by Knoxville-based surgeons Dr. Jay Crawford, Dr. Curtis Gaylord, and Dr. Cameron Sears at Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic (KOC). MAGEC offers a significantly less invasive surgical option for patients being treated for EOS and thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS).
MAGEC eliminates the need for a series of invasive distraction surgeries, while still allowing for patient growth throughout treatment. With the MAGEC system, planned distractions take place in an office setting utilizing the noninvasive MAGEC External Remote Controller (ERC). As a result, MAGEC helps reduce the chance of complications during treatment, and simplifies care for this challenging patient population.
The MAGEC System is a less invasive option helping thousands of EOS patients experience simplified care, and KOC is leading the charge locally.
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