About VEPTR®/VEPTR II™ (Prod 141212)
The VEPTR®/VEPTR II™ or Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib Devices are available for the treatment of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome (TIS), a rare congenital condition where severe deformities of the chest, spine or ribs impair breathing and lung growth in children.VEPTR/VEPTR II Devices include a system of curved titanium rods that are surgically attached to the ribs, spine or pelvis to stabilize and straighten the spine, and to create a separation between ribs to potentially improve breathing and enable normal lung growth and development. After an initial procedure, the VEPTR/VEPTR II Devices are lengthened as a child grows using minimally invasive techniques.
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