The Tether - Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering System (AVBT)

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. The spine of a person with scoliosis will look more like a “C” or “S” than a straight line. This can cause the shoulders, hips, or waist to appear uneven. Learn more

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Treatment with The Tether – Vertebral Body Tethering System

The Tether is made up of four different components that work together. It is indicated to treat skeletally immature patients that require surgery to correct idiopathic scoliosis with a major Cobb angle from 30-65 degrees.

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Humanitarian Device. Authorized by Federal law for use in the treatment of skeletally immature patients that require surgical treatment to obtain and maintain correction of progressive idiopathic scoliosis, with a major Cobb angle of 30 to 65 degrees whose osseous structure is dimensionally adequate to accommodate screw fixation, as determined by radiographic imaging. Patients should have failed bracing and/or be intolerant to brace wear. The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated.