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Table 1 Summary of surgeries

From: The first magnetically controlled growing rod (MCGR) in the world – lessons learned and how the identified complications helped to develop the implant in the past decade: case report

Age of patient 5 yr 9 yr 15 yr
Rod inserted Single right standard MCGR Dual MCGR: left standard, right offset Fusion
Distraction episodes (rod lengthened) 26 distractions
(37.6 mm)
28 distractions
(left rod 46.4 mm, right rod 46.7 mm)
Complications related to implant Loss of distraction, crooked rod sign, metallosis Crooked rod sign, metallosis Nil
Complications related to surgery Proximal junctional kyphosis Distal adding-on, autofusion Nil