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Non-Idiopathic Spine Deformities in Young Children

  • Muharrem Yazici

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ilkka J. Helenius
      Pages 3-13
  3. Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Dror Ovadia
      Pages 17-24
  4. Deformities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Athanasios I. Tsirikos
      Pages 45-72
    3. Carol-Claudius Hasler
      Pages 73-75
    4. Freeman Miller
      Pages 77-86
    5. Carol-Claudius Hasler
      Pages 97-105
  5. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Charles E. Johnston II
      Pages 109-120
    3. Eric J. Wall, Donita I. Bylski-Austrow
      Pages 133-144
    4. Fritz Hefti, Arne Mehrkens, Carol-Claudius Hasler
      Pages 167-172
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-175

About this book


Non-idiopathic early onset scoliosis represents a true challenge to the physician due to the significance of the ongoing growth of the spine, the risk of curve progression, and the risk of pulmonary insufficiency. A comprehensive review of the growth mechanisms of spine in infancy forms the basis of the book. Clinical evaluation and imaging of early onset scoliosis contribute to the diagnostic overview. The main causes of non-idiopathic early onset scoliosis are briefly described in the second part of the book. The last group of chapters presents the conservative and surgical treatments that are available along with their results, chances and challenges. This comprehensive guide is an opportunity for every specialist involved in the treatment of these severe deformities, to obtain an update of the actual trends and knowledge in the field in a one-point reference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Muharrem Yazici
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Orthopedics & TraumatologyHacettepe UniversitySihhiye, AnkaraTurkey

About the editors

Muharrem Yazici is Professor of Orthopaedics at the Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. His clinical practice involves pediatric orthopaedics and spine problems. His interests focus on musculoskeletal problems of children, especially pediatric spinal deformities (neuromuscular and congenital), DDH, and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.

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