With Fusionless Scoliosis Surgery the Spine is Able to Grow Naturally & Function Normally.
Advances in scoliosis treatment have led to the development of a minimally invasive surgery that preserves the growth and function of a child’s spine while still correcting abnormal spinal curvature. This type of scoliosis surgery is called vertebral body tethering, or VBT, because a small rope-like cord is attached or tethered to the spinal vertebrae on one side of the spinal column.
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. Only through fusionless surgery can your child’s
- Abnormal curvature of the spine be stopped
- Spinal mobility be preserved
- Healthy spinal growth be maintained, allowing the scoliosis to correct itself.
In addition, fusionless surgery offers the possibility of controlling “at risk” spinal deformity by achieving substantial deformity correction through minimally invasive surgery, while still allowing the spine to grow naturally and function normally.