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Not necessarily.

MGGC is a gentle, conservative, and perhaps most importantly, non-invasive treatment option to
address the three dimensional curves of progressive infantile scoliosis. There are no side effects or
lingering complications when MGGC protocols are applied by a surgeon who has received specialized
training.

This sharply contrasts the complication rates for surgery and implantation of distraction hardware (rods,
etc), which requires numerous and repeated surgeries and involves a complication rate that is quite
high. It is important to keep in mind that these are babies and they are experiencing the rapid growth
that sets up their future health and life. Surgery is the last resort, not the first.
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