Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Using the Ellipse MAGEC System

Study Location: Finland, Hong Kong, Italy, Turkey
Patient Diagnosed Condition: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Ages Eligible for Study: 10 Years to 15 Years
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Population: Patients diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Principal Investigator: Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD, San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders
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A Prospective Cohort Study of the Surgical Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis Using a Remotely Expandable Device for Non-invasive Lengthening of a Growing Rod (MAGEC) and Its Performance in Prevention of Progression of Scoliosis

Study Location: United Kingdom
Patient Diagnosed Condition: Early Onset Scoliosis
Ages Eligible for Study: 2 Years to 10 Years
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Population: Patient aged 2 – 10 years (male/female) with EOS and growth potential
Principal Investigator:Colin Nnadi, Consultant Surgeon
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A Retrospective Multicenter Review of Early Onset Spinal Deformity Patients That Underwent a Primary or Revision Spinal Bracing Procedure with the Ellipse Technologies MAGEC Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
Study Location: Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Turkey, United Kingdom
Patient Diagnosed Condition: Early Onset Spinal Deformity
Ages Eligible for Study: Up to 11 Years
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Study Population: All patients outside the United States implanted with the MAGEC System will be reviewed for inclusion into this retrospective study
Principal Investigator: Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD, San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders
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MAGEC Publications

Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods for Severe Spinal Curvature in Young Children: A Prospective Case Series
Authors: Kenneth Man-Chee Cheung, Jason Pui-Yin Cheung, Dino Samartzis, Kin-Cheung Mak, Yat-Wa Wong, Wai-Yeun Cheung, Behrooz A Akbarnia.
Published In: Lancet, 2012 May 26;379(9830):1967-74. Epub 2012 Apr 19
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Early Results of a Remotely-Operated Magnetic Growth Rod in Early-Onset Scoliosis
Authors: Z. Dannawi, F. Altaf, N.S. Harshavardhana, H. El Sebaie, H. Noordeen.
Published In: The Bone & Joint Journal, 2013 Jan;95-B(1):75-80
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Next Generation of Growth-Sparing Technique: Preliminary Clinical Results of a Magnetically Controlled Growing Rod (MCGR) in 14 Patients With Early Onset Scoliosis
Authors: Akbarnia, BA, Cheung, K, Noordeen, H, Elsebaie, H, Yazici, M, Dannawi, Z, Kabirian, N
Published In: Spine, 2013. April 15; 38(8):665-70
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Innovation in Growing Rod Technique: A Study of Safety and Efficacy of a Magnetically Controlled Growing Rod in a Porcine Model.
Authors: Akbarnia BA, Mundis GM Jr, Salari P, Yaszay B, Pawelek JB

Published In: Spine, 2012 Jun 1;37(13):1109-14
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MAGEC Podium Presentations

Past Presentations

International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques – Scoliosis Research Society
July 18-21, 2012
Istanbul, Turkey
Kenneth M. Cheung, MBBS(UK), FRCS(England), FHKCOS, FHKAM(Orth); Jason Pui Yin Cheung, MBBS (HK); Dino Samartzis, DSc, PhD(C), MSc; Kin Cheung Mak, BSc, MBBS; Yat Wa Wong; Wai Yuen Cheung, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Keith D. Luk, MD.
The Safety and Efficacy of a Remotely Distractible, Magnetic Controlled Growing Rod (MCGR) for the Treatment of Scoliosis in Children: A Prospective Case Series with Minimum Two Year Follow-Up

Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting
September 5-8, 2012
Chicago, Illinois
Nanjundappa S. Harshavardhana, MS(Orth), Dip. SICOT; Farhaan Altaf, MBBS, BSc, MRCS; Fady S. Sedra; Hazem B. Elsebaie, FRCS, MD; Hilali H. Noordeen, FRCS.
Surgical Results of Magnet-Driven Growth Rods (MdGR) in Early-Onset Scoliosis (EOS)

Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting
September 5-8, 2012
Chicago, Illinois
Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Kenneth M. Cheung, MBBS(UK), FRCS(England), FHKCOS, FHKAM(ORTH); Hilali H. Noordeen, FRCS; Hazem B.Elsebaie, FRCS, MD; Muharrem Yazici, MD; Zaher Dannawi, FRCS (Tr & Orth); Nima Kabirian, MD.
Next Generation of Growth-Sparing Techniques: Preliminary Clinical Results of a Magnetically Controlled Growing Rod in 14 Patients



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