Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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magec rods for scoliosis
Children with certain types of scoliosis now have access to a new, advanced technology that uses magnetically controlled growing rods to correct scoliosis, reducing the need for frequent surgeries and anesthesia.

Scoliosis is a lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. It is a treatable childhood condition that requires observation and repeated examination during developmental years to make sure the curvature does not worsen.

Scoliosis mainly affects girls. About 10 percent of the population has some curvature of the spine. Most children only have mild forms of scoliosis and never need treatment.

There are different types of scoliosis

Idiopathic scoliosis
Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form. It existing in three age groups; adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, juvenile idiopathic scoliosis and infantile (early-onset) idiopathic scoliosis

Neuromuscular scoliosis
Neuromuscular scoliosis is associated with a neuromuscular condition such as cerebral palsy, myopathy or spina bifida.

Congenital scoliosis
This scoliosis is present at birth. It is caused by a failure of the vertebrae to form normally. it is the least common form of scoliosis.

Treating scoliosis

Our goalis to stop the curve from getting worse in your child and to give your child their best opportunity . Treatment may include:

Download our complete brochure about how we diagnose and treat scoliosis.

Last Edited: March 10, 2016
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