Spinal Program | MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) System

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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.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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