Auctus Surgical has begun development on a dynamic vertebral body tethering system for non-fusion growth modulation in pediatric scoliosis patients. The system consists of a flexible tether affixed to the convex side of a scoliotic spine. The tether may be tensioned operatively to provide some correction, while the remainder of the correction occurs as the child grows. The tether is anchored by a dynamic tensioning system that may be actuated noninvasively by an external controller, allowing for adjustments to the tether tension over time. Bracing is the first treatment for pediatric scoliosis, continuing for years. Bracing has proven to slow down the scoliosis progression in some patients, but is usually not successful at correction. Roughly 50% of bracing patients either quit the brace or reduce usage. As many as 40,000 children advance to fusion surgery. Fusion surgery is irreversible with a reduction in motion that curtails many activities. As a child grows into adulthood, further surgeries are often required to address adjacent segment levels. A non-fusion treatment that results in straightening of the spine as a child grows and potentially eliminates the need for bracing is the holy grail in scoliosis treatment.