Patient Stories


Since the age of six, Trevor has undergone 10 surgeries to correct his scoliosis. That’s because as the boy grew, rods placed on his spine to correct its shape would have to be adjusted, and the only way to do it was through surgery. Then his doctors at the Herbert J. Louis Center for Pediatric Orthopedics at Phoenix Children’s Hospital decided to try something new. They implanted a device on his spine called the Magec Rod. It allows rods that correct his spine to be magnetically adjusted in a short clinic visti, reducing the amount of surgeries the patient has to have. Today, Trevor is spending less time in the operating room and doing more of what he loves.

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