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Scoliosis, a severe curvature of the spine, affects about 1 per cent of children and adolescents in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Doctors have been told to suspend the use of a specific range of spinal rods in children with severe scoliosis until a review of the products has been(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: pointed out that the Health Products Regulatory Authority was responsible for the regulation of medical devices. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A senior paediatric surgeon expressed concerns over a system of medical rods implanted in young children with severe scoliosis to Minister for Health (...)

Some titanium Magec Model X rods, used in small children with severe scoliosis, were found to be defective. Photograph: iStock

A Mayo mother whose child received a spinal implant that became subject to a product recall has said she has “handed over my trust” to her daughter’s (...)

Claire Cahill of the Scoliosis Advocacy Network said she was not satisfied by the CHI statement and said patients should be scheduled for follow-up appointments and, where necessary, new X-rays. Photograph: iStock

All children affected by the recall of a defective spinal implant used to treat scoliosis have been contacted by their surgeons, but medical authoriti(...)

The Magec system was designed to allow for external lengthening of rods using magnets, as the child’s spine develops, without the need for multiple surgeries.

Surgeons who have used a spinal support rod in children with severe scoliosis have been advised to consult with their patients following a product rec(...)

‘There is no advantage to leaving it in and there are many advantages to taking it out.’ Photograph: iStock

An audit is under way to identify Irish children with severe scoliosis who were fitted with a particular type of titanium spinal support rod, which ma(...)

Mainstay Medical’s  ReActiv8 device for the treatment of chronic low back pain

Mainstay Medical has passed an “important milestone” on winning access to the key US market for its new implant therapy for people suffering from chro(...)

The study indicates that 77 per cent of medtech firms expect sales to rise over the next three months

Four out of five Irish-based medical technology firms expect sales to rise over the next year with many companies planning to take on additional staff(...)