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What kind of spinal rod is used for scoliosis?
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Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Metal alloy
In scoliosis surgery the rod is typically made of a metal alloy.
Most commonly used are titanium and stainless steel. More recently cobalt come alloys are becoming popular.

In brief: Metal alloy
In scoliosis surgery the rod is typically made of a metal alloy.
Most commonly used are titanium and stainless steel. More recently cobalt come alloys are becoming popular.
Dr. Jason Huffman
Dr. Jason Huffman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: There are multiple
There are several types of rods used in terms of there diameter & length as well as there composition.
Stainless steel & titanium remain most common. There are rods used for anterior spine surgery & others used for a posterior approach. There are multiple types of manufactured systems for use in scoliosis surgery available including some under development such as memory & magnetic growing rods.

In brief: There are multiple
There are several types of rods used in terms of there diameter & length as well as there composition.
Stainless steel & titanium remain most common. There are rods used for anterior spine surgery & others used for a posterior approach. There are multiple types of manufactured systems for use in scoliosis surgery available including some under development such as memory & magnetic growing rods.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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