Non-Fusion Spinal Deformity Correction in Idiopathic Scoliosis – A Prospective Database Registry Study of the Harms Study Group.
What is the goal of the study?
To improve clinical and surgical outcomes for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who are undergoing a vertebral body tethering procedure, a surgery which helps correct scoliosis. This study compares our institution's outcomes with those of other participating centers, all member sites of the internationally recognized Harms Study Group (named after its co-founder, surgeon Jürgen Harms). We aim to examine patient reported quality of life, effectiveness of the tether, effectiveness of various surgical techniques, outcomes measured from X-Rays, and more.
Who can participate in the study?
Patients 8 and older with idiopathic scoliosis scheduled for a vertebral body tethering procedure.