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Rods in girl's back lengthened magnetically without surgery

A little girl from Wellington, Kansas, has rods in her back, but she won't need repeated surgeries to lengthen those rods as she grows.

Seven-year-old Lexie Craig has her rods lengthened magnetically at Children's Mercy Hospital. Lexie's spine was very curved. "She complained a certain hip that would hurt the most from leaning on one side," said Amanda Craig, Lexie's mother. The scoliosis resulted from a genetic disease, spinal muscular atrophy, that's left Lexie unable to walk.

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Source: WDAF-TV