The Growing Spine

Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children

  • Behrooz A. Akbarnia
  • Muharrem Yazici
  • George H. Thompson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shay Bess, Vikas Varma
      Pages 3-12
    3. Alain Dimeglio, François Bonnel, Federico Canavese
      Pages 13-42
    4. Andrew T. Mahar
      Pages 43-48
    5. Kenneth M. C. Cheung, Daniel W. H. Ho, You-Qiang Song
      Pages 49-59
  3. Evaluation of the Growing Child

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Jeff Pawelek, Vikas V. Varma, Ramin Bagheri
      Pages 63-67
    3. Gregory J. Redding
      Pages 79-86
    4. John T. Smith, Jean Dubousset
      Pages 87-96
    5. Mikko Poussa
      Pages 97-105
    6. Ahmet Alanay, ĺbrahim Akel
      Pages 107-118
    7. R. Emre Acaroglu, H. Gokhan Demirkiran
      Pages 119-133
    8. John P. Dormans, Ejovi Ughwanogho, Jaimo Ahn
      Pages 135-150
    9. John M. Flynn, Ejovi Ughwanogho, Danielle B. Cameron
      Pages 151-162
    10. James O. Sanders, Kerry Armet, Susan Bukata
      Pages 163-176
    11. Michael C. Ain, Eric D. Shirley
      Pages 177-186
    12. Paul D. Sponseller, Justin Yang
      Pages 187-196
  4. Spinal Deformities in the Growing Child

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197

About this book


Spinal disorders in very young children may be caused by a variety of conditions. The treatment of such conditions is often challenging due to the age of the patient and the progressive nature of the deformity. There also may be associated problems such as congenital anomalies, respiratory insufficiency, and neurological problems. Depending on the etiology of the deformity, these children are often cared for by multiple specialists including pediatricians, pediatric orthopaedists or orthopaedic spine surgeons, neurologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, oncologists, and/or pulmonologists. Health professionals in all of the mentioned disciplines are involved in the management of these patients, which is why compiling a comprehensive textbook that is not limited to orthopedic specialists is essential. This textbook will effectively help to standardize the care of these patients. Furthermore, other professionals such as nurses, physical therapists and healthcare professionals in training are usually not familiar with these conditions and are in need of a reference book to consult when caring for children with spinal deformities.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Behrooz A. Akbarnia
    • 1
  • Muharrem Yazici
    • 2
  • George H. Thompson
    • 3
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Surgery, San Diego Medical Director, San Diego Center for Spinal DisordersUniversity of CaliforniaLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Orthopaedics & TraumatologyHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Pediatric Orthopaedics Rainbow Babies & Children’s HospitalCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85206-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85207-0
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