Volume 2 Issue 1
Original peer-Review Article
Curve Progression in Children with Spinal Deformity after Removal of Vertical
Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Ribs
Andrea S. Gantner1, Lena Braunschweig2, Konstantinos Tsaknakis3, Heiko M. Lorenz4, Anna K. Hell5*
Progressive spinal deformity in children often requires early and repetitive surgical treatment. In the last decades, several growth-friendly devices such as vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) implants [1, 2], magnetically controlled devices [3, 4], growing rods [5, 6] and other growth-guided implants [7, 8] have been used to achieve this goal. However, the majority of these constructs serve as interim solutions, requiring definitive spinal fusion in puberty .