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An outwardly visible deformity expandable prosthetic titanium rib; VEPTR) buy 50mg naltrexone mastercard, which has ⊡ Table 3 generic naltrexone 50 mg with amex. Risk of progression for various types of spinal deformities (after McMaster and Ohtsuka 1982) Type of deformity Localization Block Wedge Hemi-vertebra, Hemi-vertebra, Unilateral Unilateral unsegmented vertebra vertebra single double unsegmented bar and contralateral bar hemivertebra Progression in grade/year Upper thoracic <1° up to 2° up to 2° up to 2. X-rays of a lumbar hemi- vertebra without progression: a at the ages a b c of 1 year, b 5 years, c 10 years ⊡ Fig. X-rays of a thoracic uni- lateral unsegmented bar with pronounced progression: a at the ages of 10 months, a b c b 3 years, c 5 years ⊡ Fig. The technique took 14 years to develop, and around 1500 children in the USA have since undergone this surgery at selected hospitals. In Basel we were the first hospital to introduce this tech- nique, in 2002, under the direction of Dr. The primary objective in developing the instrumen- tation was to achieve separation of the fused ribs and subsequent distraction of the ribs. It gradually became apparent that this technique was also extremely effective in correcting other congenital scolioses. In the operation a special instrument is inserted between the ribs, which ⊡ Fig. Depending on the individual situa- behind so that the thumbs are at the same distance from the spine tion, a rod can also be fixed to the lumbar spine, although on both sides. If the 2=1 cm, 3 >1 cm ribs have fused together on both sides, the instrument ⊡ Fig. Principle of the correction of congenital scolioses with the VEPTR instru- mentation. The mobility of the strument must be expanded through a small opening to spine is preserved because each breath produces a move- improve the correction. This procedure must be repeated ment between the ribs (and the implant) and the spine. This does not happen when spinal rods are inserted, even This technique has several major advantages over without fusion.

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