Advances in Pediatric Orthopedics: Assessing Shoulder Following Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering

Posted on March 24, 2023

Achieving shoulder balance has been described as an important indicator of clinical success following surgery for idiopathic scoliosis, one that drives patients’ satisfaction with their appearance after surgery. Consequently, shoulder balance is a critical component in surgical planning and when evaluating results. This subject was recently the focus of research undertaken by pediatric orthopedic surgeons Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH and Benjamin D. Roye, MD. Read More

Surgical Treatments for Scoliosis

Posted on August 11, 2020

Please click below for information about surgical treatments that Dr. Vitale employs: Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering (AVBT) Before & After Examples Of Commonly Performed Scoliosis Surgeries Growing Rods MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) Spine and Scoliosis Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation VEPTR ... Read More

Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering (AVBT): Technique for Idiopathic Scoliosis without fusion

Posted on October 27, 2016

Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering is a way of using growth to control the curvature. We do this in children with angulation of the legs very successfully and lots of work is underway to develop effective, predictable ways of doing this ... Read More