Colorado teen with severe scoliosis gets new procedure

By Kim Posey | FOX 31 KDVR

DENVER (KDVR) –A 15-year-old boy is feeling better after he got a relatively new procedure to correct a severe curvature of the spine.

The X-ray showing Joe Harrington’s 50-degree curvature really shocked his family.

“We were stunned,” his mother, Carmen, said.

Instead of a spinal fusion, the family opted for a procedure called vertebral body tethering, or VBT, which was just FDA approved last fall.

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