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A fusionless method of treating spinal deformities in the spine of a child or young adult involves attaching a tether to vertebral bodies on the convex side of the spine. Deformities are treated by using the tether to selectively constrain growth in a portion of the convex side of the spine. One device for tethering the spine is a combination of a strand threaded through channels defined in a set of blocks attached to the vertebral bodies on the convex side of the spine.

Title
Device for the correction of spinal deformities through vertebral body tethering without fusion
Application Number
9/421990
Publication Number
6296643 (B1)
Application Date
October 20, 1999
Publication Date
October 2, 2001
Inventor
Michael C Sherman
Memphis
TN, US
Troy Drewry
Memphis
TN, US
Christoph Hopf
Albeuholz
US
Agent
Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett
US
Assignee
SDGI Holdings
DE, US
IPC
A61B 17/68
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