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    Yes I see. In UK approval will foster further...

    Yes I see. In UK approval will foster further research but we will srillhave the problem of needing to prove that it is cost effective and surgeons will have to stop ignoring the problems that fusion...
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    I would also ask about ASC . you are in the grey...

    I would also ask about ASC . you are in the grey area for progression through adulthood but ASC is also done when growth complete - especially if progression is likely.
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    FDA approval for ZIMMER instrumentation and only...

    FDA approval for ZIMMER instrumentation and only for growing spines. However this will undoubtedly help spearhead more research accross the globe. Apparently insurance in US still denying it as so...
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    I suggest you take a look at the Facebook sites. ...

    I suggest you take a look at the Facebook sites. certainly not everyone who has VBT has a compensatory structural curve. When I was 30 I ONLY had a thoracic curve - my compensatory curve came 3...
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    No its earlier - especially in girls. VBT is done...

    No its earlier - especially in girls. VBT is done when plenty of growth left - before the final growth spurt
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    Yes they do but this is when they don't...

    Yes they do but this is when they don't anticipate enough growth left for VBT
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    Hi- you are fusing Functional scoliosis with...

    Hi- you are fusing Functional scoliosis with Compensatory. Functional scoliosis is a different TYPE of scoliosis- it is where there is no structural curve in the spine only something that make it...
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    Missing the tethering window is huge as VBT has...

    Missing the tethering window is huge as VBT has got to be the better option to fusion. It is much less invasive and leaves the spine flexible. The more that make the window the more info we will...
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    Hi, My feeling is that with more screening and...

    Hi,

    My feeling is that with more screening and VBT being done before fully grown maybe a lot fewer people will have a lumbar curve whether structural or compensatory- given that the most common...
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    Fusionless surgery is much less invasive and...

    Fusionless surgery is much less invasive and leaves the spine much more moveable. Fusion causes pressure on the rest of the unfused spine which more often than not leads to accelerated...
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    VBT seems to be most successful where there is...

    VBT seems to be most successful where there is no lumbar curve to start with- not having a fused thoracic prevents degeneration of the lumbar vertebrae seen in so may adults who have had fusion as...
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    I think there is a way to go. it doesn't seem so...

    I think there is a way to go. it doesn't seem so successful on double curves. From what I can tell the compensatory curve does not correct even when the tethered structural one does, when the...
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    Hi it is really worth looking into VBT if your...

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    it is really worth looking into VBT if your niece is still growing and has a sizeable progressing curve.

    surgeons to contact are Shriners , DRs Betz, Antnacci and Cuddihy and also Dr...
  14. Exactly - we have no information about the...

    Exactly - we have no information about the candidates at all. Do the same thing again looking for a different conclusion and you will find it. This sort of study is looking for something and thus...
  15. Or you could just say that there are more dancers...

    Or you could just say that there are more dancers and gymnasts now because more opportunities for people to take up gymnastics and dancing at an early age.and the same rate of scoliosis exists as...
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    I would argue that the least invasive option and...

    I would argue that the least invasive option and the option that preserves the most natural movement of the spine has got to be the preferred option when it comes to surgery. We may not feel we...
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    As I said the majority of tethering done NOW is...

    As I said the majority of tethering done NOW is on thoracic curve- not the lumbar curve .The surgeons are distinguishing the procedure by the fact that it preserves flexibility- so tethered thoracic...
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    Don't see how this can be- the majority of VBT...

    Don't see how this can be- the majority of VBT is done on the thoracic- it is unusual to have a double tether ( thoracic and lumbar) A lot of these kids have not developed a second lumbar curve...
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    Not sure - the whole point of tethering is that...

    Not sure - the whole point of tethering is that the spine grows while tethered but grows straight- the tethering takes place much earlier than a fusion would -therefore once fully grown as near as...
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    Can you post the negative evidence please. the...

    Can you post the negative evidence please. the intention of VBT is to leave the screws and tether in. the latest presentations I can find refer to very few ending up with a full fusion- any that...
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    http://www.spinalsurgerynews.com/2017/04/non-fusio...

    http://www.spinalsurgerynews.com/2017/04/non-fusion-scoliosis-treatment/19218?fbclid=IwAR1ulmQiYhCnLBd1AlzH-mmxHTsAm5XJw0AUQZu-XnRAguJTMTEGIaHkiK0

    This explains the approach
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    I am not a dancer so I don't know but what I do...

    I am not a dancer so I don't know but what I do know is that she performed back flips and full backbending on camera - pretty conclusive visually.

    If you talk to Betz et al - they always refer...
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    I disagree- I think the opinions of the non-VBT...

    I disagree- I think the opinions of the non-VBT practitioners will be based on a lack of upto date information as is what is being demonstrated over and over again. I prefer to listen to the expert...
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    This thoracic flexibility is precisely one of the...

    This thoracic flexibility is precisely one of the reasons that they do VBT





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    If they aren't doing fusions it is because the volume of tethering has crowded it out due...
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    You would probably do better to discuss with VBT...

    You would probably do better to discuss with VBT surgeons rather than non-VBT surgeons. The non-VBT surgeons still comment on a procedure that they don't fully understand yet. The principle of the...
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