source: Medecine sciences : M/S
Less invasive techniques are now available to treat neuromuscular scoliosis efficiently. Rods can be implanted safely and at an early stage to correct and prevent further spine deformities. These techniques are particularly adapted to children with spinal muscular atrophy. The expansion of rods is possible magnetically or mechanically and enables to follow the spine growth timeline optimally. Of note, a risk a metallosis has been reported for some magnetic rods available on the market.
Service de Pédiatrie, CHU Raymond Poincaré, Garches, France.
10.1051/medsci/2021189 read more