The Tether - Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering System (AVBT)

Scoliosis can cause asymmetry of the back and a visible curve.

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Whether you are trying to wrap your head around the question “what is scoliosis and what does this mean for me?” or you’re exploring treatment options that are available, we're here to help.

Treatment with The Tether – Vertebral Body Tethering System

The Tether is a new treatment option available to patients with scoliosis. It is the first and only FDA approved Vertebral Body Tethering system! The Tether System is different from the other surgical treatments for scoliosis because the spine is still able to bend and flex, rather than being fixed in place. It also is the only device that uses your own growth process to straighten your curve! Think of The Tether as an “internal brace” for your spine.

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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.