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World J Orthop. Apr 18, 2017; 8(4): 295-300
Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.295
Table 1 Advantages and disadvantages of various growth friendly instruments
Traditional growth rods/VEPTRFusionless surgeryRepeat surgical distractions, psychological issues
ShillaFusionless surgery, no repeat surgeriesLong term results awaited
Growth potential dependent
Staple/tetherLess invasive, no repeat surgeriesLimited indications, lesser degree of severity