FDA Approves New Device For Treating Pediatric Scoliosis

August 23, 2019

The FDA has approved a spinal tether device to treat idiopathic scoliosis in children in adolescents. 

The Tether: Vertebral Body Tethering System is the first of its kind, and is designed as an alternative to spinal fusion surgery for patients who have not responded to more conservative treatment options. 

The Tether is considered a Humanitarian Use Device, which treat or diagnose patients with diseases that affect no more than 8,000 people in the United States per year. 

Read the FDA press release here.