Rods In Girl’s Back Lengthened Magnetically Without Surgery

Rods In Girl’s Back Lengthened Magnetically Without Surgery 2015-06-25T17:17:33+00:00

In honor of Scoliosis Awareness Month, here’s a story that aired earlier this year on WDAF-TV News in Kansas City. The segment shares Lexie’s story, a 7-year-old girl’s experience with MAGEC®, featuring an interview with Dr. John Anderson of Children’s Mercy Hospital.

From the video:

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Lexie’s spine was very curved.

“She complained a certain hip that would hurt the most from leaning on one side,” said Amanda Craig, Lexie’s mother.

The scoliosis resulted from a genetic disease, spinal muscular atrophy, that’s left Lexie unable to walk. In September, she had surgery to implant rods.

“It made me straighter,” said Lexie.

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Check it out here: