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.
Spine & Spinal Cordhttps://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/Pediatric-Care/Spine-and-Spinal-Cord
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.
Shriners Children’s teams of specialists treat the physical, social, emotional and developmental challenges of craniofacial conditions like cleft palate to help children live full, healthy lives.
Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS)https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/Pediatric-Care/Pediatric-Orthotic-and-Prosthetic-Services
Shriners Children’s Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services designs, fits and manufactures orthotics and prosthetics for children from infants to young adults.
Pediatric Specialty Care in Chicagohttps://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/Locations/Chicago
Pediatric specialty care for children throughout Illinois and beyond
Pediatric Specialty Care in Portlandhttps://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/Locations/Portland
Pediatric specialty care for children throughout Oregon and beyond
Pediatric Specialty Care in New Englandhttps://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/Locations/New-England
Pediatric specialty care for children throughout Massachusetts and beyond
Pediatric Specialty Care in Eriehttps://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/Locations/Erie
Pediatric specialty care for children throughout Pennsylvania and beyond
The most common type of scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis is as individual as each child. The care team at Shriners Children's, with their extensive experience, is with you every step.