The Nuvasive Magec System is an effective magnetic technology that treats scoliosis using adjustable growing rods. In the past, these growing rods needed to be replaced during follow-up surgeries. However, the latest minimally invasive technology allows the rods to be adjusted using an external remote controller to avoid repeated surgical procedures. The newly redesigned Nuvasive Magec System can treat idiopathic and early-onset scoliosis.
In early September 2016, the Food and Drug Administration cleared the Nuvasive spinal implant system to treat patients suffering from early-onset scoliosis involving comprehensive spinal deformities. Their “RELINE” device is the only available small stature system manufactured with ‘easy to use’ components and small adjustable rods to maximize successful surgical outcomes in the U.S. The FDA 501(K) clearance indicates that the adjustable rods are safe to use with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (1.5 T) devices.
Doctor Suken Shah of the Alfred L. Dupont Hospital for Children stated in prepared remarks that “having clear, defined guidance for conditional MRI compatibility with [the NuVasive Magec System] helps alleviate uncertainty that may have limited surgeons from using the innovative Magec system. This clearance opens up the door for more patients and their families to benefit from this life changing technology.”