VEPTR® and VEPTR II™ Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib

Division: Spine
Category: Deformity

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 diagnosed with or at risk of developing Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome (TIS).

Indications for Use

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.

Features & Benefits

VEPTR®/VEPTR II™ Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib

  Features Benefits

VEPTR Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib | DePuy Synthes Companies

VEPTR II Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib | DePuy Synthes Companies

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 options to accommodate the wide variety of anatomical deformities encountered in the treatment of TIS
DSUS/SPN/0215/0754(1) 05/2016

All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.