Spinal Injuries and Conditions in Young Athletes

  • Lyle Micheli
  • Cynthia Stein
  • Michael O'Brien
  • Pierre d’Hemecourt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Brian A. Kelly, Brian Snyder
    Pages 1-15
  3. Robert A. Donatelli, Michael S. Thurner
    Pages 17-25
  4. Michael P. Glotzbecker, Daniel J. Hedequist
    Pages 27-36
  5. Robert V. Cantu, Robert C. Cantu
    Pages 37-45
  6. Cynthia J. Stein, William P. Meehan III
    Pages 47-54
  7. Michael O’Brien, Pierre A. d’Hemecourt
    Pages 55-65
  8. Deborah I. Light, Hamish A. Kerr
    Pages 75-87
  9. Bridget J. Quinn
    Pages 89-97
  10. Erika B. Persson, Merrilee Zetaruk
    Pages 99-104
  11. Merrilee Zetaruk
    Pages 105-114
  12. Michellina Cassella, Carl Gustafson, Pierre A. d’Hemecourt
    Pages 115-124
  13. Kristin S. Livingston, John B. Emans
    Pages 125-138
  14. Benjamin J. Shore
    Pages 139-150
  15. Edward R. Smith, Mark R. Proctor
    Pages 161-169
  16. Naomi J. Brown, Kathryn E. Ackerman
    Pages 171-179
  17. Lionel N. Metz, Derek Thomas Ward, Aenor J. Sawyer
    Pages 181-198
  18. Megan E. Anderson
    Pages 199-209
  19. Robert G. Watkins III, Robert G. Watkins IV
    Pages 211-218
  20. David M. Popoli
    Pages 219-227
  21. Lawrence I. Karlin
    Pages 229-235
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 237-239

About this book


Spinal Injuries and Conditions in Young Athletes provides a comprehensive, in-depth review of the mechanisms and management of back injuries and problems occurring in this ever-growing and active population. Led by Dr. Lyle Micheli and his co-editors, an award-winning group of orthopedists discusses and explores common adolescent spine injuries and procedures, in addition to breakthroughs in gene therapy, tissue engineering, and complex operations. As spine surgery is among the most complex and challenging procedures performed in orthopedics, special considerations and procedures are required in pediatric populations. Since many corrective surgeries run the risk of arthritis later in life, particular efforts must be made in young populations to prevent future injury in a child's adolescence and young adulthood while maximizing return-to-play potential. Chapters cover acute spinal injuries, concussions, overuse injuries, spinal malformations, tumors, infections and inflammatory diseases across the range of athletics, including swimming and combat sports. Spinal Injuries and Conditions in Young Athletes​ provides an immeasurable guide for back surgery in pediatric populations and will be a go-to resource for practitioners and residents in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine.


adolescent spine micheli pediatric orthopedics spine

Editors and affiliations

  • Lyle Micheli
    • 1
  • Cynthia Stein
    • 2
  • Michael O'Brien
    • 3
  • Pierre d’Hemecourt
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Sports MedicineChildrens Hospital BostonBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Sports MedicineChildrens Hospital BostonBostonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Sports MedicineChildrens Hospital BostonBostonUSA
  4. 4.Division of Sports MedicineChildrens Hospital BostonBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4752-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4753-5
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