MAGEC Matters gives pediatric spinal deformity surgeons a deeper look into why, when, and how MAGEC growing rods are used for the treatment of early-onset scoliosis. In each episode, Jackie Bierre and Colleen Milne will travel with you into the minds of key thought leaders representing some of the most prestigious pediatric centers around the globe. They bring you a glimpse into the lessons these surgeons have learned while using MAGEC in the pursuit of the very best care for this unique patient population.
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MAGEC Bright Spots: Shriners Hospital Portland
In this bonus episode, Dr. Michelle Welborn from Shriners Hospital Portland shares with us how her team has managed such successful treatment with MAGEC, now with over 100 patients and counting.
Episode 8: MAGEC Distractions
Mr. David Marks joins us at SRS in Philadelphia, PA to provide insight on how to run an efficient distraction clinic. Hear about distraction techniques and troubleshooting tips along with advice on how to make the overall experience more productive for the family and the clinic.
Episode 7: MAGEC Conversions
Dr. Peter Sturm, from Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, discusses his extensive experience with MAGEC conversions and lends insight into the positive outcomes he and his team have observed. His PA, Sarah Gilday, also lends practical tips and tricks directly from their distraction clinic.
Episode 6: When to Operate and on Whom
We sit down with Dr. Suken Shah from Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware to discuss operative treatment criteria in EOS patients and who can be a MAGEC patient.
Episode 5: Pelvic Fixation
Hear Dr. Paul Sponseller from Johns Hopkins discuss how he approaches pelvic fixation in MAGEC patients. Additional commentary from Dr. Lindsay Andras, Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Episode 4: Managing Complications (Part II)
We chat with Dr. John Smith from Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, about the MAGEC distraction experience.