Tag: Growing Rods

Growing Rods

Posted on October 27, 2016

For some children in the 2-10 year-old age range, a device known as a "growing rod" may be utilized. There are several types of growing rods including a traditional growing rod, a Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR), or a ... 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