In the surgical treatment of Early-Onset Scoliosis (EOS) the
options boil down to two main constructs:
Distraction-Based: this encompasses both Traditional Growing Rods (TGR)
and Magnetically-Controlled Growing Rods (MCGR)
Growth-Guidance: this is also called the “Shilla Procedure”
We will not go into detail about these two spine constructs,
but ask you go back in this blog to older posts to get the information you are
interested in obtaining for you or your child.
The below table is a breakdown of the similarities and
differences between Shilla Growth Guidance and Magnetically-Controlled Growing
Rods. This table can be used to
stimulate and augment discussions with pediatric spine surgeons about the two
constructs, and which is more appropriate for their child.