The Management of Disorders of the Child’s Cervical Spine

  • Jonathan H. Phillips (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Daniel J. Hedequist
  • Suken A. Shah
  • Burt Yaszay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Basic Medical Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Kemppainen, Burt Yaszay
      Pages 15-25
    3. Ehsan Saadat, Daniel J. Hedequist, Patrick Wright
      Pages 27-51
    4. Paul D. Kiely, Gregory Cunn, Jonathan H. Phillips, Jahangir K. Asghar
      Pages 53-71
  3. Clinical Aspects of Disorders of the Child’s Cervical Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Mitesh Shah, Martin J. Herman, Craig Eberson, John T. Anderson
      Pages 87-120
    3. Kaela Frizzell, Archana Malik, Martin J. Herman, Peter Pizzutillo
      Pages 121-131
    4. Nanjundappa S. Harshavardhana, John P. Dormans
      Pages 133-154
    5. Alejandro Dabaghi-Richerand, Robert N. Hensinger, Frances A. Farley
      Pages 155-167
    6. Jennifer M. Bauer, William Mackenzie
      Pages 169-182
    7. Kaela Frizzell, Archana Malik, Martin J. Herman, Peter Pizzutillo
      Pages 183-190
    8. Firoz Miyanji
      Pages 191-207
  4. The Medical and Surgical Treatment of Cervical Disorders in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Haemish A. Crawford, William Warner
      Pages 219-233
    3. Jonathan H. Phillips, Michael Isley
      Pages 235-243
    4. Michael B. Johnson, Leah McLachlan
      Pages 245-259
    5. Daniel J. Hedequist, Anthony Stans
      Pages 261-274
    6. Emmanuel N. Menga, Michael C. Ain, Paul D. Sponseller
      Pages 275-284
    7. Joshua Gottschall, James Kosko
      Pages 285-289
    8. Christopher A. Gegg, Greg Olavarria
      Pages 291-301
    9. Urvij M. Modhia, Paul D. Sponseller
      Pages 325-331
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 333-344

About this book


Comprehensive yet practical, this book is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on both major and minor conditions affecting the pediatric cervical spine. Written by eminent orthopedic and spinal surgeons, it provides a systematic approach based on traditional categories: anatomy, pathology, imaging, and both surgical and non-surgical treatment strategies. Utilizing the most up-to-date evidence, the subject is approached in three main sections. The basic science of the pediatric cervical spine – anatomy, biomechanics, imaging and diagnostic techniques – is covered in part I. The clinical aspects of pediatric cervical spine disorders are discussed in part II, including trauma, inflammatory conditions, infections, tumors, congenital anomalies and others. The medical and surgical treatment of these disorders comprises part III, presenting conservative techniques such as immobilization and surgical techniques such as arthrodesis. Complications and other related pediatric cervical conditions are also covered in this last section.

Written by an international panel of experts and skillfully edited by leaders in the field, The Management of Children's Cervical Spine Disorders is a unique and definitive resource for pediatric orthopedic spine surgeons, neurologists and all medical professionals treating these delicate conditions. 


Anterior cervical arthrodesis Anterior transoral approach Bone dysplasia Cervical spine imflammation Cervical spine infection Cervical spine trauma Cervical spine tumor Cervical syrinx Chiari malformation Congenital cervical spine disorder Congenital muscular torticollis Foramen magnum stenosis Pediatric cervical disorder Pediatric cervical spine surgery Posterior cervical arthrodesis Spinal cord monitoring

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan H. Phillips (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  • Daniel J. Hedequist
    • 2
  • Suken A. Shah
    • 3
  • Burt Yaszay
    • 4
  1. 1.Orthopaedics Orlando Health, 5th FlArnold Palmer Hosp for Children, Ctr Orthopaedics Orlando Health, 5th FlORLANDOUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA
  4. 4.Rady’s Children’s Hospital AssociateSan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-7489-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-7491-7
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