ZimVie's Tether vetrebral body tethering system has been used in more than 2,000 cases, the company said Oct. 24.
The system was approved as a Humanitarian Device by the FDA in 2019, according to a news release. More than 50 surgeons are using the system to treat patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
"I have been in practice dedicating my career to the treatment of patients with scoliosis for 28 years," spine surgeon Baron Lonner, MD, said in the release. "The Tether has been an amazing advance that has allowed my patients to have correction of their scoliosis while avoiding a fusion, with a faster return to sports and other activities. It has been a game changer."