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Teen's spine implant

27th November 2008

A teenage gymnast from Portsmouth with the condition scoliosis has become the first person in the world to get a new kind of implant to help straighten her back.

Ruth Smith’s spine was severely bent but a device invented by surgeon Evan Davies from Southampton General Hospital has helped put it right. The device is an adaptation of what surgeons refer to as "dominoes", or brackets which allow the rods to slide, giving greater flexibility for Ruth who is 13 and was diagnosed with scoliosis five years ago.

 

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