Spinal device helps Cornwall boy

A new remote control device to help children born with a curved spine has tranformed the life of a boy from Cornwall.

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Grandma says boy is running soon after new procedure

The grandmother of a boy with a curved spine says he's up and running soon after a new procedure.

The MAGEC uses titanium rods that can be controlled by a remote control to keep a patient upright. The device has saved 11-year-old Reece Fiander from Launceston needing four surgeries.

His grandma Jane Clarke says the new procedure is much quicker and simpler than surgery.

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Remote controlled rods saving NHS on surgeries

A new remote control device to help children born with a curved spine has transformed the life of a boy from Cornwall.

The MAGEC uses titanium rods that can be controlled by a remote control to keep a patient upright.

The device has saved 11-year old Reece Fiander from Launceston needing four surgeries. It could potentially save the NHS around £12,000 per patient.

The remote controlled MAGEC device has transformed 11-year old Reece's life. Credit: ITV
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