Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome (TIS) is the inability of the thorax to support normal respiration or lung growth in skeletally immature patients. The treatment for TIS involves mechanically stabilizing and distracting the thorax to correct three dimensional thoracic deformities and provide improvement in volume for respiration and lung growth.
The goals of the surgical procedure to address the spine and chest wall deformity contributing to TIS include:
• Increase thoracic volume
• Obtain thoracic symmetry
• Improve thoracic function
• Equilibrate the thorax by lengthening the concave restricted hemithorax
• Avoid growth inhibiting procedures
• Maintain these improvements throughout the patient’s growth
• Maintain spinal alignment
• Allow spinal growth
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