Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR or Titanium Rib)
A curved metal rod that is surgically implanted to help straighten the spine and separate ribs so the lungs can grow and expand as the child grows. This device can be used to treat severe chest wall deformities and scoliosis.
At Shriners Children's, our focus is on early detection and fusionless treatments for the growing spine. Our teams take an integrated approach to the treatment of spinal deformities like scoliosis, kyphosis, or lordosis.
At Shriners Children's, every family can expect our pediatric spine and spinal cord surgeons to provide compassion, respect and a treatment plan that utilizes the most current clinical and scientific research.
Shriners Children’s provides the full spectrum of pediatric orthopedic care. It's everything from fracture care and casting for broken bones, to surgery and rehabilitation.
Child life professionals at Shriners Children’s take pride in focusing on the "above and beyond" aspects of medical care for our patients. From procedure support to camps, they are ready to advocate for your family.
Pediatric specialty care for children throughout Hawaii and beyond
Outpatient Clinic https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/Locations/Florida/POPS
Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, LLC, is an extension of Shriners Children’s Florida, and provides children with the mobility and independence to pursue their dreams and take pride in their abilities.
Outpatient Clinic https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/Locations/New-England
Pediatric specialty care for children throughout Massachusetts and beyond
Outpatient Clinic https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/Locations/Erie
Pediatric specialty care for children throughout Pennsylvania and beyond
Outpatient Clinic https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/Locations/Twin-Cities
Pediatric specialty care for children throughout Minnesota and beyond