Growth tethering devices for idiopathic scoliosis.

  title={Growth tethering devices for idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={Aur{\'e}lien Courvoisier and Ahmad Eid and Emeline Bourgeois and Jacques R. Griffet},
  journal={Expert review of medical devices},
  volume={12 4},
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a 3D spine deformity that worsens during the whole growth. The treatments available are bracing during the whole growth to avoid progression of the deformity and surgical fusion of the spine at skeletal maturity for the most severe curves. Recent advances in flexible spinal implants have given rise to new expectations in… CONTINUE READING