Surgeons Changing Lives with MAGEC® System Meet to Collaborate

Getting together surgeons from around the world is something that we take great pride in here at NuVasive. Our world-renowned Clinical Professional Development program is committed to driving clinical competence. The program includes personalized education, including peer collaboration, bio skills labs, and live clinical observation with leading surgeons in spine. We recently held our annual MAGEC® Users Meeting here in Coronado, CA, coinciding with the 11th annual International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS) meeting. The MAGEC Users Meeting highlighted our innovative MAGEC system that is transforming the lives of children suffering from early-onset scoliosis (EOS). The MAGEC System features magnetically controlled growing rods designed to help avoid planned distraction surgeries from the treatment for EOS.

At the MAGEC Users Meeting, discussion topics included the latest updates to MAGEC technology, challenging cases, operative technical considerations and the future of magnetic technology. The event was co-chaired by Burt Yaszay, MD, Gregory Mundis, MD, and honorary chairman, Behrooz Akbarnia, MD, and featured 15 prominent pediatric faculty members from around the globe. The event hosted over 100 pediatric surgeons and medical professionals hoping to expand their knowledge and improve their care using the MAGEC system.

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Important Safety Information: Results may vary. The [MAGEC System] is for prescription use only by the order of a physician and is not appropriate for many patients, including but not limited to, patients who: (i) have infections or pathologic conditions of bone which would impair the ability to securely fix the device (e.g. osteoporosis or osteopenia), (ii) have metal allergies and sensitivities to the implant materials (e.g., titanium), (iii) have pacemakers or other active, electronic devices, (iv)are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions, (v) are younger than two years old, (vi) weigh less than 25 lbs. (11.4 kg), or (vii) have stainless steel wires or other implants containing incompatible materials]. Potential risks following surgery utilizing the [MAGEC System] include: [infection, pain, and loss of distraction due to the loosening, fracturing, corroding or migrating of the metallic implants]. This is not intended to be a complete list of the possible complications. Please contact your physician to discuss all potential risks. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this post, please contact [email protected].

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