Ellipse Technologies and UCSD surgeons developed a scoliosis treatment requiring only one surgery. Magnetic rods are implanted, which can be adjusted remotely, correcting spinal growth. The treatment is not yet approved in the U.S.

Ellipse Technologies and UCSD surgeons developed a scoliosis treatment requiring only one surgery. Magnetic rods are implanted, which can be adjusted remotely, correcting spinal growth. The treatment is not yet approved in the U.S.

Implanted, growing magnetic rods — they sound like something out of a sci-fi movie...

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