Dual Rod Instrumentation: Growing Rod


We are following patients undergoing surgical treatment using the growing rod technique. This study is being conducted to determine if the growing rod technique is an effective and safe way of treating scoliosis in young children. It is also examining what patients will benefit the most from this treatment, and if this treatment will allow eventual removal of the rods without needing to fuse the spine. Participation includes authorizing the use of your [child's] x-ray and clinical information for use in the database.


CRITERIA: Patients meeting specific criteria for the growing rod technique are eligible for participation. Inclusion is ultimately determined by physician.