Ask The Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon | by Dr. Jaren Riley

Aguirre Specialty Care

Posted on Fri, Oct 6, 2017

Are there any special surgical techniques for correcting my daughter's scoliosis?

Dr. Jaren Riley, Rocky Mountain Pediatric Orthopedics

Dr. Jaren Riley

Two things really matter when treating scoliosis in children: early intervention and straightening the spine without compromising growth. At Rocky Mountain Pediatric Orthopedics, we are pioneering a new device and a minimally invasive technique to help young patients with early onset scoliosis. With just one surgical procedure, we implant rods that have an inner magnet along the spine. Several weeks later, we begin routine office visits where we use a magnetic device to very slowly lengthen the rods one millimeter at a time. Kids love growing 3 to 4 millimeters at a time and they don’t feel pain! This minimally invasive technique can help your little one slowly straighten her spine while she continues to grow.

Learn about an amazing young patient of Dr. Riley named Skylar. 


  1. Great Post about choosing the best orthopedic surgeon. With anything in life, the more information you have, the more confident you will feel when moving forward with the best surgeon performing a total knee replacement surgery. Thanks for sharing.

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