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Children’s National Hospital performs first minimally invasive spinal tether surgery in region


Surgeons used new Fda approved vertebral human body tethering procedure


February 10, 2021

On Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, Children’s Countrywide Medical center done the to start with anterior vertebral human body tethering process for a child in the Washington, D.C. space. The product is a not long ago approved option for treating kids with idiopathic scoliosis, the most popular variety of scoliosis. It enables for gradual correction of a spinal deformity by the all-natural development of the backbone, major to advancements in spinal alignment when sustaining spinal adaptability. 

In August 2019, the U.S. Foods and Drug Administration (Fda) approved the to start with spinal tether procedure for pediatric individuals known as The Tether – Vertebral Entire body Tethering Technique. This product is hooked up to the backbone during a minimally invasive thorascopic process done by a multidisciplinary healthcare staff, which features orthopaedic medical procedures, thoracic surgery and anesthesia.

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