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  • New treatment: A "magic" magnet for Treasure Valley kids with severe scoliosis

    Jonah Kissell, 7, has scoliosis. Instead of invasive surgery every six months to straighten his spine, Dr. Jason Robison, St. Luke's pediatric orthopedic surgeon, uses a magnetic treatment on the rods in Jonah's back in a 20-minute office visit every three months. It's called the "MAGEC" system.

Jonah Kissell, 7, has scoliosis. Instead of invasive surgery every six months to straighten his spine, Dr. Jason Robison, St. Luke's pediatric orthopedic surgeon, uses a magnetic treatment on the rods in Jonah's back in a 20-minute office visit every three months. It's called the "MAGEC" system. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Jonah Kissell, 7, has scoliosis. Instead of invasive surgery every six months to straighten his spine, Dr. Jason Robison, St. Luke's pediatric orthopedic surgeon, uses a magnetic treatment on the rods in Jonah's back in a 20-minute office visit every three months. It's called the "MAGEC" system. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com

For Treasure Valley kids with severe scoliosis, a ‘magic’ magnet can straighten spines

February 10, 2017 8:06 PM