VEPTR®-VEPTR II™ Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib
The VEPTR-VEPTR II Devices are designed to mechanically stabilize and distract the thorax to correct three-dimensional thoracic deformities. These systems are intended to improve respiration and lung growth in pediatric patients with Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome (TIS).
The VEPTR/VEPTR II Device is indicated for skeletally immature patients with severe, progressive spinal deformities and/or three-dimensional deformity of the thorax associated with or at risk of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome (TIS). TIS is defined as the inability of the thorax to support normal respiration or lung growth. This would include patients with progressive congenital, neuromuscular, idiopathic, or syndromic scoliosis.
|Design||Allows expansion, anatomic distraction, and replacement of components through less-invasive surgery|
|Adjustability||Allows improvements to be maintained throughout the patient’s growth|
|Multiple construct options||Rib-to-rib, rib-to-lamina, or rib-to-pelvis|