Anterior vertebral body tethering for immature adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: one-year results on the first 32 patients

@article{Samdani2014AnteriorVB,
  title={Anterior vertebral body tethering for immature adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: one-year results on the first 32 patients},
  author={Amer F. Samdani and Robert J. Ames and Jeff S. Kimball and Joshua M. Pahys and Harsh Grewal and Glenn J. Pelletier and Randal R. Betz},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={24},
  pages={1533-1539}
}
This retrospective chart review evaluates the clinical and radiographic outcomes of anterior vertebral body tethering (VBT) at 1-year follow-up. Anterior VBT offers a fusionless treatment option for skeletally immature patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. It is a growth-modulation technique, which utilizes patients’ growth to attain progressive scoliosis correction. Numerous animal models support its promise; however, clinical data remain sparse. Clinical and radiographic data were… CONTINUE READING