12 mm Vertebral Body Anchor.
The Tether™ - Vertebral Body Tethering System is different from the other surgical treatments for scoliosis — e.g. spinal fusion — because the spine is still able to bend and flex, rather than being fixed in place with the stiff metal rods needed for spinal fusion.
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