Spinal implant grows with the patient

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By Duncan Graham-Rowe CHILDREN suffering from the spinal condition scoliosis face the prospect of major surgery with lifelong complications. To try to avoid this, a new corrective implant is under development that “grows” with the child, harvesting the energy it needs from its host’s movements. Scoliosis affects as many as 1 in 50 adult women and 1 in 200 men, causing their spines to curve from side to side into unnatural “C” or “S” shapes. In severe cases,