Fusionless Treatment for Scoliosis
About Scoliosis tethering
- Scoliosis tethering is an alternative to scoliosis bracing when bracing is ineffective or patient is non compliant
- Tethering may allow for moderate permanent correction of scoliosis.
- Permanent partial or complete correction is something bracing can’t accomplish
- Tethering is best suited for scoliosis between 20 and 50 degrees where risk for curve progression beyond 50 degrees is high.
WE SPECIALIZES IN
Dr. Asghar specializes in the treatment of spinal deformity. When surgery is indicated Dr. Asghar provides a diverse range of options from traditional spinal deformity correction and fusion to the more innovative growth modulation (spinal tethering / stapling) and growth preservation (growing rods) techniques.
Each spine, just as each patient, is unique. Therefore, no single treatment method is applicable to all types and severity of spinal deformity. As a result Dr. Asghar is committed to identifying and providing the method of treatment most appropriate for each individual patient.
FUSIONLESS SCOLIOSIS SURGERY
VBT surgery, also called fusionless surgery, is a better option for many children because it corrects the spinal curvature while maintaining the spine’s mobility. This allows the child’s spine to continue to grow and function properly. Fusion surgery, a highly-invasive scoliosis surgery, substantially limits the mobility of the spine and recovery time can be much longer.
Dr. Asghar is an expert in fusionless surgery and he explains why it is a major step forward in the treatment of scoliosis.