Scoliosis growing rods, often used as a treatment option for Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS), have recently become the subject of litigation as many patients require revision surgery to remedy complications with the device.
The NuVasive MAGEC System is one such device. The MAGEC System includes a titanium adjustable growing rod that is surgically implanted to brace the spine during growth and minimize the progression of scoliosis. There is a magnet within the rod that allows it to be externally distracted by an External Remote Controller (ERC).
Recently, there have been many reports of failing MAGEC Systems causing dangerous complications in young patients. Studies are now being conducted to determine the long-term effects on these patients as they mature.
The studies are looking at cases where the patient had to undergo unplanned revision surgery, as well as situations where the MAGEC rods were explanted due to serious complications.
These complications include:
- Failure of the rod to lengthen
- Rod fracture
- Drive pin fracture
- O-ring seal failure
- Anchor failure
A study conducted by the British Scoliosis Society found that 43 out of 195 patients (22%) required unplanned revision surgery. Another study done by International Journal for the Study of the Spine found that out of all available data, rod failure as a cause for revision surgery has been reported in as many as 38% of cases.
The MAGEC System’s external distraction process is meant to prevent young children from undergoing constant surgical procedures. The high rate of unplanned revision surgery completely counteracts those benefits, and exposes children to a myriad of health risks.
NuVasive has a responsibility as the device manufacture to ensure that the MAGEC System works as designed. If your child has undergone revision surgery due to a MAGEC System failing, you may be entitled to a settlement. Contact an experienced defective device attorney who can stand up to the powerful medical device manufacturers.
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