Clinical Commissioning Policy Proposition on Vertebral Body Tethering for Scoliosis (all ages)

Closed 10 Jan 2019

Opened 12 Oct 2018

Overview

NHS England has launched a 90 day consultation on a clinical commissioning policy proposition for vertebral body tethering for the treatment of scoliosis.

Vertebral body tethering is a new treatment that involves putting screws into the front of the spine which are connected by a flexible cord rather than a metal rod.

The system works by compressing one side of the curved spine which aims to change the growth of that part of the spine and slowly improve the curve.

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