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The VEPTR® (Vertical Expandable Titanium Rib) and VEPTR® II devices are designed to mechanically stabilise and distract the thorax to correct three-dimensional thoracic deformities. These systems are intended to improve respiration and lung growth in paediatric patients with thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS).

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DePuy Synthes Spine company policy requires training prior to the use of VEPTR and VEPTR II systems. The minimum requirements of the Surgeon Training Program include lectures, didactic discussions and observation of a live VEPTR surgery with an approved surgeon faculty member. DePuy Synthes Spine offers a number of Preceptorship opportunities throughout the year.

Collaborating with world-renowned faculty, DePuy Synthes Spine is committed to professional education concerning the latest techniques in spine surgery. DePuy Synthes Spine provides product training for healthcare professionals within various stages of their career. Our educational opportunities encompass a variety of modalities to meet the diverse training needs of healthcare professionals.

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Please refer to the surgical technique guide or package inserts if included for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes representative .
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