Early Onset Scoliosis

A Clinical Casebook

  • Ron El-Hawary
  • Craig P. Eberson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. James O. Sanders
    Pages 1-7
  3. Graham Fedorak, Jacques D’Astous
    Pages 17-34
  4. Laurel C. Blakemore, George H. Thompson
    Pages 35-46
  5. Daniel J. Miller, Susan E. Nelson, John M. Flynn ((Jack))
    Pages 47-57
  6. Richard E. McCarthy, David B. Bumpass
    Pages 73-85
  7. Ryan E. Fitzgerald, Kathleen D. Rickert, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, Burt Yaszay
    Pages 87-101
  8. Jean A. Ouellet, Catherine E. Ferland
    Pages 103-116
  9. Firoz Miyanji, Stefan Parent
    Pages 117-134
  10. James T. Bennett, Amer F. Samdani, Robert J. Ames, Randal R. Betz
    Pages 135-147
  11. Michael Glotzbecker, John Emans
    Pages 149-166
  12. Daniel J. Miller, Michael R. Eby, Robert M. Campbell, Patrick J. Cahill
    Pages 167-182
  13. Senol Bekmez, Muharrem Yazici
    Pages 183-196
  14. Mark C. Lee, Craig P. Eberson
    Pages 197-210
  15. Varun Puvanesarajah, Paul D. Sponseller
    Pages 211-219
  16. Graham Fedorak, John A. Heflin, John T. Smith
    Pages 221-229
  17. David Tager, Suken Shah, William G. Mackenzie
    Pages 231-243
  18. Brandon A. Ramo, Charles E. Johnston
    Pages 245-270
  19. Ron El-Hawary, Félix Brassard
    Pages 271-288
  20. Benjamin Orlik, Craig P. Eberson
    Pages 289-306
  21. Benjamin Sheffer, Jeffrey R. Sawyer
    Pages 307-320
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 321-330

About this book


Comprised exclusively of clinical cases demonstrating the management of idiopathic, congenital, syndromic and neuromuscular early onset scoliosis (EOS), this concise, practical casebook will provide orthopedic surgeons with the best real-world strategies to properly manage the differing presentations of EOS they may encounter. Each chapter is a case that opens with a unique clinical presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management techniques used to treat it, as well as the case outcome, clinical pearls and pitfalls, and literature review. Cases included illustrate different types and management strategies for EOS, including various spine-based growing rods, the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR), anterior vertebral body tethering (AVBT) and congenital resection. Treatment strategies for EOS with related conditions such as myelomeningocele, cerebral palsy and skeletal dysplasia are also discussed, as are common complications and the role of traction.

Pragmatic and reader-friendly, Early Onset Scoliosis: A Clinical Casebook is an excellent resource for pediatric orthopedic surgeons and other physicians confronted with both common and complex disorders of the child’s spine.


Anterior fusion Anterior vertebral body tethering (AVBT) Bracing Congenital hemiepiphyseodesis Early onset scoliosis EDF casting Growth rods Hemiepiphysiodesis Idiopathic scoliosis Modern trolley growth guidance Myelomeningocele Neuromuscular disorder Pediatric spine Posterior fusion Shilla growth guidance technique Spine bifida Spine surgery Vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Ron El-Hawary
    • 1
  • Craig P. Eberson
    • 2
  1. 1.IWK Health CentreHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Brown UniversityWarren Alpert Medical SchoolProvidenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71579-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71580-3
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