Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR) is a new treatment concept for paediatric three-dimensional thoracic deformities. It is designed to treat patients with complex chest wall and/or spinal deformities. VEPTR stabilizes and distracts the thorax to improve respiration and lung growth in infantile and juvenile patients. VEPTR devices may also control and correct scoliosis.
- Patient type: : pediatric