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The present disclosure is claims priority to U.S. Patent Application No. 61/265,568, filed Dec. 1, 2009, entitled “Non-Fusion Scoliosis Expandable Spinal Rod,” which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
Operative technique: Use of an ipsilateral provisional expandable rod.
This video has been taken from Provisional Ipsilateral Expandable Rod For Disc Space Distraction in the MIS TLIF: Operative Technique, an article appearing in a future issue of Neurosurgery. It was submitted by corresponding author Luis M. Tumialán, MD, from the Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
The present disclosure relates generally to orthopedics. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a non-fusion scoliosis construct including a magnetically actuated growing rod that permits extension of the rod, growth of the construct and extension or correction of a patient's spine without significantly invasive surgical intervention. The device includes an actively expandable rod that is mounted to a patient's spine or ribs using hooks, screws and/or other fastening mechanisms to be fixed to the posterior of the patient's spine or to nearly any other portion of the patient's spine that permits correction of an undesirable spinal curvature. The system is preferably magnetically activated from outside of the patient's body utilizing a magnetic field without further surgery for expansion. The system is typically indicated for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, early onset scoliosis and/or thoracic insufficiency syndrome, but is not so limited and may be utilized to treat nearly any type of scoliosis or may be employed in nearly any treatment where extension of a rod mounted within a patient is desirable, without the necessity for invasive surgical intervention.