Pediatric Scoliosis: Spinal Tethering as an Alternative to Fusion

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Mohammad Diab, MD, one of the innovators behind the tethering procedure, explains this safe, increasingly popular surgical option for severe scoliosis. Delineating the caveats as well as proven advantages, he describes how tethering can allow children to move more normally and what’s currently known about timing the treatment with a patient’s physical development.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Mohammad Diab, MD

Mohammad Diab, MD

Vice Chair, Pediatric Clinical Operations, Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Mohammad Diab is an orthopedic surgeon who cares for children and adolescents with all types of musculoskeletal conditions, including fractures, orthopedic infections, bone deformities, orthopedic birth defects and neuromuscular disorders. ...

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