Magnetically controlled growing rods in the treatment of early-onset scoliosis: a note of caution.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620387
Title:
Magnetically controlled growing rods in the treatment of early-onset scoliosis: a note of caution.
Authors:
Rushton, P R P; Siddique, I; Crawford, R; Birch, N; Gibson, M J; Hutton, Mike
Abstract:
The MAGnetic Expansion Control (MAGEC) system is used increasingly in the management of early-onset scoliosis. Good results have been published, but there have been recent reports identifying implant failures that may be associated with significant metallosis surrounding the implants. This article aims to present the current knowledge regarding the performance of this implant, and the potential implications and strategies that may be employed to identify and limit any problems. We urge surgeons to apply caution to patient and construct selection; engage in prospective patient registration using a spine registry; ensure close clinical monitoring until growth has ceased; and send all explanted MAGEC rods for independent analysis. The MAGEC system may be a good instrumentation system for the treatment of early-onset scoliosis. However, it is innovative and like all new technology, especially when deployed in a paediatric population, robust systems to assess long-term outcome are required to ensure that patient safety is maintained. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2017;99-B:708-13.
Citation:
Magnetically controlled growing rods in the treatment of early-onset scoliosis: a note of caution. 2017, 99-B (6):708-713 Bone Joint J
Publisher:
British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Journal
Journal:
The Bone & Joint journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620387
DOI:
10.1302/0301-620X.99B6.BJJ-2016-1102.R2
PubMed ID:
28566388
Additional Links:
http://bjj.boneandjoint.org.uk/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=28566388
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2049-4408
Appears in Collections:
Exeter Spinal Surgery Unit; 2017 RD&E publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRushton, P R Pen
dc.contributor.authorSiddique, Ien
dc.contributor.authorCrawford, Ren
dc.contributor.authorBirch, Nen
dc.contributor.authorGibson, M Jen
dc.contributor.authorHutton, Mikeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-08T09:17:56Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-08T09:17:56Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-
dc.identifier.citationMagnetically controlled growing rods in the treatment of early-onset scoliosis: a note of caution. 2017, 99-B (6):708-713 Bone Joint Jen
dc.identifier.issn2049-4408-
dc.identifier.pmid28566388-
dc.identifier.doi10.1302/0301-620X.99B6.BJJ-2016-1102.R2-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620387-
dc.description.abstractThe MAGnetic Expansion Control (MAGEC) system is used increasingly in the management of early-onset scoliosis. Good results have been published, but there have been recent reports identifying implant failures that may be associated with significant metallosis surrounding the implants. This article aims to present the current knowledge regarding the performance of this implant, and the potential implications and strategies that may be employed to identify and limit any problems. We urge surgeons to apply caution to patient and construct selection; engage in prospective patient registration using a spine registry; ensure close clinical monitoring until growth has ceased; and send all explanted MAGEC rods for independent analysis. The MAGEC system may be a good instrumentation system for the treatment of early-onset scoliosis. However, it is innovative and like all new technology, especially when deployed in a paediatric population, robust systems to assess long-term outcome are required to ensure that patient safety is maintained. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2017;99-B:708-13.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Journalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://bjj.boneandjoint.org.uk/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=28566388en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Bone & Joint journalen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Orthopaedicsen
dc.titleMagnetically controlled growing rods in the treatment of early-onset scoliosis: a note of caution.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalThe Bone & Joint journalen
dc.type.versionPublisheden

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