The role of bracing, casting, and vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib for the treatment of infantile idiopathic scoliosis: a single-institution experience with 31 consecutive patients. Clinical article.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2009 Jul;11(1):3-8
Authors: Smith JR, Samdani AF, Pahys J, Ranade A, Asghar J, Cahill P, Betz RR
There are few data on treatment results for patients with idiopathic infantile scoliosis (IIS). Thus, the authors have performed a retrospective review of their experience with treating these patients, particularly as newer technologies, such as the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR), emerge.
PMID: 19569933 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]