Spinal Program | MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) System

What is MAGEC?

Boston Children’s spinal team is an early adopter of this adjustable growing rod system that uses magnetic technology and a remote control to non-invasively lengthen the device.

When used in appropriate patients, the device offers the potential to reduce the number of surgical procedures children with idiopathic, neuromuscular or congenital spinal deformity must undergo when treated with growth-friendly surgical techniques.

MAGEC replaces the periodic lengthening surgeries with a non-invasive alternative, reduces exposure to anesthesia and is expected to be more cost-effective than repetitive lengthening surgeries.