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Doctors implant magnets to help kids grow
San Diego Union-Tribune

A pair of thin metal rods that can grow along with the spines of their young patients could help two Southern California boys escape years of risky surgeries. On Tuesday, a team of surgeons at Rady Children’s Hospital was the first in the nation to implant the rods in the boys from Chino Hills and Modesto. Both young patients have early-onset scoliosis, a condition that causes their spines to curve severely.