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
    2. Gregory M. Mundis, Behrooz A. Akbarnia
      Pages 199-212
    3. Muharrem Yazici, Guney Yilmaz
      Pages 213-227
    4. Lawrence I. Karlin
      Pages 241-267
    5. Nejat Akalan
      Pages 269-279
    6. Burt Yaszay
      Pages 281-298
    7. Alvin H. Crawford, Viral V. Jain
      Pages 299-316
    8. Dietrich K. A. Schlenzka
      Pages 325-357
  5. Management of Spinal Deformity in the Growing Child: Non-Surgical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. James O. Sanders
      Pages 361-364
    3. Charles E. Johnston II
      Pages 383-391
    4. Nobumasa Suzuki, Kota Watanabe
      Pages 393-397
    5. Muharrem Yazici, Ozgur Dede
      Pages 399-404
    6. John F. Sarwark, Ritesh R. Shah, Neel Jain
      Pages 405-410
    7. Gérard Bollini, Pierre-Louis Docquier, Yann Glard, Franck Launay, Elke Viehweger, Jean-Luc Jouve
      Pages 411-425
    8. Francisco Sànchez Pérez-Grueso
      Pages 427-430
    9. Dezsö Jeszenszky, Tamás Fülöp Fekete
      Pages 431-440
    10. George H. Thompson, Jochen P. Son-Hing
      Pages 441-447
    11. Behrooz A. Akbarnia, Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Pooria Salari
      Pages 449-468
    12. Robert M. Campbell
      Pages 469-486
    13. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Matthew E Cunningham
      Pages 487-497
    14. Daniel M. Schwartz, Anthony K. Sestokas, John P. Dormans
      Pages 515-524
    15. Patricia Kostial, Connie Poe-Kochert, Phyllis D’Ambra
      Pages 525-534
    16. Michael G Vitale, James Wright
      Pages 547-553
    17. Peter O. Newton, Vidyadhar V. Upasani
      Pages 555-567
    18. Randal R. Betz, Jahangir Asghar, Amer F. Samdani
      Pages 569-577

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

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85206-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85207-0
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