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Abstract

Anterior Scoliosis Corrective Surgery

Anterior Scoliosis Corrective Surgery technique is a slightly invasive technique that uses certain implants such as screws positioned into the vertebral body. This technique is also known as vertebral body tethering (VBT). Since it is a newly developed technique, there is not a lot of proof or long term studies to remark on the safety and efficiency of this technique in the long run. Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) uses an implant method that is in recent times agreed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing. Some difficulties related with this technique are an anaesthetic problem (such as allergic reaction or airway problem), heart, injury to the great vessels, lungs, uncontrolled bleeding, surgical site infection, postoperative pneumothorax, screw pullout or ‘symptomatic migration’ in the surgeon’s language, chain breakage, failure of VBT to control growth and over-correction of spinal distortion.


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Spandana V



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