Patient Perspective with Zaylei on Vertebral Body Tethering

Episode 5: Patient Perspecitve with Zaylei on Vertebral Body Tethering

In this episode we talk to Zaylei who is recovering from VBT surgery.  She describes her history and diagnosis with scoliosis and how their family decided to pursue VBT.

Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) is a newer surgical procedure to reduce scoliosis curves without fusion.  Historically, the spine was fused together to stop progression of the curve.  With VBT, the spine stays flexible, and growth actually helps reduce the curve instead of progress it.

This is a great episode for anyone who is getting close to surgical range.  Even if you are not in surgical range, this is helpful to see what options are available before you get there.  This is especially helpful if you have a progressive curve.

In this episode, she talks about:

  • How she was diagnosed
  • What she went through with a fast progressive curve
  • How they found out about VBT
  • What it took to get VBT
  • How recovery was after VBT

If you are looking into VBT surgery, you would also benefit from listening to Episode 7 where we talk to Dr Smith who is doing VBT surgery in Utah.

If you are in need of treatment for scoliosis, please don’t hesitate to email us at as well.

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