What is Harrington rod?

Category: Surgeries


The Harrington rod or implant is a stainless steel device that is surgically implanted along the spinal column to treat certain conditions including scoliosis or to provide more stability to a spinal fusion.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Harrington rod

Side effect Patients
Pain 1


Stopped having Harrington rod

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
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There are no evaluations for Harrington rod.