Dozens of children with scoliosis who were treated the NuVasive MAGEC System have had side effects like metallosis, broken rods, failure, or needed surgery.
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UPDATE: MAGEC System Linked to Tissue Incompatibility Problems
In July 2021, the FDA issued a Safety Communication to warn patients about reports of tissue incompatibility (biocompatibility) problems with components of the following NuVasive MAGEC devices:
- MAGEC Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
- MAGEC 2 Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
- MAGEC System
- MAGEC System Model X device
- MAGEC System Model X rod
- MAGEC System Rods
MAGEC Rods Release Titanium and Metal
January 2018 — A new study of the MAGEC Rod System for children with early-onset scoliosis has found that it “significantly releases titanium and possibly aluminum,” and also releases the metal vanadium.
The MAGEC System® is a treatment for children with Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS) that is manufactured by NuVasive Inc. of California. The MAGEC System is a magnetic titanium “growing rod.” Unlike traditional rods that require surgery to be extended, the MAGEC System is extended with magnets in a non-invasive procedure.
MAGEC System Metallosis
Unfortunately, many recent studies have linked the MAGEC System to serious complications in dozens of children. One of the most devastating problems is titanium metallosis (metal poisoning), in which tiny particles of metal accumulate around the implant. Metallosis occurs when the metal-on-metal parts grind together or corrode.
MAGEC System Side Effects
Severe side effects of the MAGEC System include:
- Metallosis (metal poisoning in the blood)
- Broken rods
- Rods failing to lengthen or expand
- Rods bending or separating
- Drive pin fracture
- O-ring seal failure
- Anchor failure
- Fractured pin used to stabilize the rod
- Loose hardware
- Revision surgery
Studies of MAGEC System Metal Poisoning
In one recent study of 34 children with the MAGEC System, all 34 had significant metal debris around the implant:
“The combination of high volumes of titanium wear debris alongside O-ring seal damage likely accounts for the metallosis reported clinically around some MAGEC rods.”
The problem is that titanium debris around the MAGEC rods can cause tissue death (necrosis), pain, swelling, inflammation — all risk-factors for an unplanned revision surgery to remove the MAGEC rods.
Another concern is the long-term side effects of metal poisoning in the bloodstream. High levels of titanium in the bloodstream could result in systemic reactions elsewhere in the body, or lifelong health problems.
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