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Vol:44 Issue:1 Number:5 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #13647
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COA2021: Using Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods in Early Onset Scoliosis Paediatric Populations

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OrthoEvidence. COA2021: Using Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods in Early Onset Scoliosis Paediatric Populations. ACE Report. 2021;44(1):5. Available from:

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Comparison of Magnetically-Controlled Growing Rods to Other Distraction-Based Surgical Technologies in Children With Early-Onset Scoliosis


Contributing Authors:
D Bednar B Bergin W Kishta

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Eighteen studies containing a total of 636 children with early-onset scoliosis were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis comparing magnetically controlled growing rods to traditional growing rods. Outcomes of interest included Cobb angle, complication rate, quality of life, serum titanium levels, and cost-effectiveness. Results of this meta-analysis revealed significantly lower poo...

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