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The MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with scoliosis

The MAGEC system is a treatment for children who have early onset scoliosis and require surgical treatment. The system consists of a sterile magnetic growth rod, external remote controller (ERC), distractor and locator. The rod is surgically inserted and can be lengthened, using the ERC, to correct the curvature. The distractor and locator allow the surgeon to check rod function before insertion and location for lengthening. The procedure can be performed in the out-patients clinic.

Status: In progress
Expected date of issue: June 2014
Notification date: March 2012
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NICE project team

Patient Involvement Lead: Laura Norburn
Analyst: Joanne Higgins
Communications Lead: Tonya Gillis
Project manager:

Marlon Hope

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Provisional schedule

Submission Date: TBC
Topic Selection: 17 May 2012
Draft guidance meeting 19 December 2013
Consultation opens: 28 January 2014
Consultation ends: 25 February 2014
Final guidance meeting: 10 April 2014
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Stakeholders

NICE is developing guidance on this technology. If you would like to become a registered stakeholder in the development of guidance in this technology please complete a stakeholder registration & confidentiality form and return to us at medtech@nice.org.uk.

Registered stakeholders will be informed of key stages in the development of guidance including when documents go out to consultation or comment.

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Project history

Date Update
24 July 2013 Due to a change in the sponsor, the evaluation of this topic was temporarily paused. It has been rescheduled and MTAC will now make draft recommendations on the technology at its meeting on the 19 December 2013.
28 May 2013 NICE has now published the scope for evaluating this technology. Please see key documents for more information.
6 December 2012 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is evaluating this technology. For further details on the process please see the Process and Methods Guides.
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Key documents

This page was last updated: 17 April 2014

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