<BGSOUND SRC="http://www.oocities.com/surattius/problemhands.wav">
Congenital Scoliosis - famililal Congenital scoliosis: when you're born with it! 
My sons were both born with
multiple incomplete thoracic vertebrae.

Does bracing work?  For us it did, thanks to Robert Ford's talented orthotic design and construction,
but it was just borrowed time. 

We needed hardware to give my sons
"room to breathe"! 

Our HEROIC orthopaedic surgeon is Stephen Tredwell at BCCH, and our hardware was Dr. Robert Campbell's VEPTR implant, currently marketed in Canada by SYNTHES..

To hear the latest, visit  us at www.veptr.com.

Patent Bar Exam Journal
of all the professions in the world, why did I choose to be a patent agent?

Orthotics for Spine: Robert Ford's Lab

Etiology of Congenital Scoliosis by Erol, B., Kusumi, K., Lou, J. and Dormans JP.

VEPTR or Verticle Expanding Prosthetic Titanium Rib Forums and Site information
The Characteristics of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome Associated with Fused Ribs and Congenital Scoliosis
by Robert Campbell et al.