Jeff Martus Archives
New technology helps pediatric patients who require frequent X-rays
Apr. 25, 2019—Chloie Jacobs, 9, prepares for a follow-up scan of her congenital scoliosis — a sideways curvature of the spine present at birth — and climbs into a new X-ray imaging device at the pediatric orthopaedic clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
‘Growing rods’ help ease surgical burden of scoliosis treatment
Jan. 15, 2015—Physicians with Vanderbilt’s Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics have started to employ a new, advanced technology that uses magnetically controlled growing rods to correct scoliosis in young children, reducing the need for frequent surgeries and anesthesia in these patients.