Medical freeze placed on NuVasive spinal rods in UK, Ireland

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Physicians have been told to stop using all products of NuVasive's Magec System, used to treat patients with early onset scoliosis, according to a report from The Irish Times.

On April 1, regulatory bodies in Ireland and the U.K. told physicians that no Magec device should be implanted until a review of the products has been completed.

In February, NuVasive issued an urgent field safety notice, recalling its Magec X spinal rods after the separation of an actuator end cap component was reported in 0.5 percent of the devices post-implantation.

The Health Products Regulatory Authority in Ireland and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority in the U.K. will conduct an independent review of the Magec devices.

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