Tag: Growing Rods

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

Growing Rods for Pediatric Scoliosis

Posted on October 27, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3754" align="alignright" width="238"] A device known as a “growing rod,” where a special expandable rod is attached to the spine and periodically lengthened, may be an option.[/caption] "Growing rods" may be utilized for some pediatric scoliosis cases when the patient ... Read More

Spinal Fusion NOT Recommended Treatment for Early-Onset Scoliosis

Posted on September 29, 2007

While spinal fusion has been shown to improve quality of life and life expectancy in adolescents who have achieved normal pulmonary capacity before the onset of scoliosis, this treatment has quite a different result in skeletally immature children. In these ... Read More