Vertebral Body Stapling
Tethering & Scoliosis
 Support & Information

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Early Onset Scoliosis - The Unsolved Challenge
By: Dr. Michael G. Vitale, M.D., MPH

2008 SRS Conference Presentation
By:  Dr. Randal R. Betz, M.D., FACS

VBS Awareness Video
By: Parents of the VBS Support Group 2008

Vertebral Body Stapling
A Fusionless Treatment Option for a Growing Child With Moderate
Idiopathic Scoliosis

Vertebral Body Tethering Info March 2014
By:  Dr. Randal R. Betz, M.D., FACS
Anterior spinal tethering: A  fusionless treatment
option for scoliosis in the growing spine

Welcome to our "Extended Family".  We have created this website to help parents gain a better understanding of fusionless treatments for scoliosis, specifically Vertebral Body Stapling (VBS)  & Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT),  from our real life experiences.  There are many families here who are more than willing to share their experiences and open their hearts.  Many of us have in a very short time become more than just support ~ we've become a family.  Those of you who are new must know that our group started out as an on-line Yahoo Support Group that grew rapidly.

While our website and support forum was originally formed for parents who's children had VBS as well as parents who were considering it, as progress continues to be made in the fight against scoliosis we also welcome new members who are also considering a newer procedure called Tethering.
Our group has many wonderful parents there who are willing to share their first hand experiences with you about scoliosis, vbs, tethering, bracing, etc. Our  focus is on supporting one another through the diagnosis of scoliosis, and treatments that are endorsed by the AAOS and the VBS & VBT physicians listed on this site.  This website and forum was started by us, real moms with real children who have scoliosis and have had Vertebral Body Stapling,  we are not medical professionals, and this website has been developed purely for support purposes. 

For securtiy of our children some of the pages on this website are password protected ~ if you are interested in becoming a member please email  Maria, or Cara and after a brief screening process access will be granted.

We also have a very active Support Group on facebook where you can share info with parents and connect with the friends you make here on our forum.

Again ~ welcome and we look forward to getting to know your family better.

Maria, Cara & Amanda

P.S. Maria, Cara and Amanda are real moms with real children who have scoliosis and have had Vertebral Body Stapling, we are not medical professionals.  This website has been developed purely for informational and support purposes.  Please seek the advise of a medical professional for an accurate diagnosis. 

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