VEPTR Implantation After Age 3 is Associated With Similar Radiographic Outcomes With Fewer Complications.

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to analyze the risks and benefits of early vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) implantation (below 3 y of age) compared with delayed intervention (3 to 6 y of age). Early intervention with milder deformity may make device implantation easier and may facilitate symmetric chest and pulmonary development… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000431

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