Fusionless treatment

For scoliosis

Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in school-age children. Approximately 3 million new cases of the condition are diagnosed in the United States each year.

Fusionless treatment

For scoliosis

A new treatment option for scoliosis: fusionless surgical tethering of the spine. This treatment modulates spinal growth and may allow for correction of scoliosis. Which is something bracing can’t do, while maintaining the motion that fusion eliminates in a therapeutic manner.

Fusionless treatment

For scoliosis

Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in school-age children. Approximately 3 million new cases of the condition are diagnosed in the United States each year.

Fusionless treatment

For scoliosis

Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in school-age children. Approximately 3 million new cases of the condition are diagnosed in the United States each year.

Scoliosis Quick Facts:

About Scoliosis tethering

THE SITUATION

Scoliosis is a deformity of the backbone (spine). It’s when the spine has a side-to-side curve. The curve of the spine measures 10 degrees or more. It affects approximately 3 million children in the United States, each year.

THE CHALLENGE

There are six types of scoliosis that may affect children:

• Infantile idiopathic scoliosis
• Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis
• Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
• Congenital scoliosis
• Neuromuscular scoliosis
• Syndromic scoliosis

THE SOLUTION

Our pediatric specialists work together to provide the best care for those who have scoliosis.

What We Do

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 SURGERY

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.

Dr. John Asghar and Dr. Harry Shufflebarger specialize in the treatment of spinal deformity. Our physicians provide a diverse range of options from observation, physical therapy, spinal bracing, and spine surgery.

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, our specialists are committed to identifying and providing the method of treatment most appropriate for each individual patient

SCOLIOSIS IN ADOLESCENTS:
SPECIFIC CONDITIONS &TREATMENT OPTIONS

Although scoliosis consists of a few typical factors, the specific condition and treatment options vary greatly depending on the type of scoliosis present as well as the severity of the curve. In adolescents, there are a few different forms of scoliosis: Idiopathic…