Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT), also known as fusionless
surgery, is offered by Dr Trobisch and his team at the Eifelklinik clinic in Simmerath, and it preserves flexibility and growth by not stiffening the spine.
For many years, fusionless
surgery has been used to treat infantile and juvenile idiopathic scoliosis.
surgery of the spine offers both patients and surgeons another option in the treatment of scoliosis.
Among the topics are comparing two bone surrogates for interbody device subsidence testing, the wear simulation of total disc arthoplasties, developing a more physiological loading protocol for spine in vitro flexibility testing, a vertebrectomy model for the mechanical assessment of fusionless
scoliosis growth rods, and evaluating an alternative fixture for testing extra discal motion preserving implants.
Biotechnology research may in the future lead to a change from fusion procedures to fusionless
systems that replace spinal structures instead of adding extra instrumentation.
She underwent Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT), also known as fusionless
surgery, which preserves flexibility and growth by not stiffening the spine.
The spine section includes review articles on two pertinent topics in spine surgery: the use of bone grafts in the lumbar spine and fusionless
surgery in scoliosis.