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-xxvii
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shay Bess, Breton Line
      Pages 3-13
    3. Kenneth M. C. Cheung, Michael To, Daniel W. H. Ho, You-Qiang Song
      Pages 15-30
    4. Brian Snyder, Robert M. Campbell, Tricia St. Hilaire
      Pages 31-45
    5. Alain Dimeglio, Federico Canavese, François Bonnel
      Pages 47-82
    6. Gregory J. Redding
      Pages 83-93
    7. Richard M. Schwend, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, John Schmidt, Laurel C. Blakemore, Julie L. Reigrut
      Pages 95-110
  3. Patient Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Michael G. Vitale, Evan Trupia
      Pages 113-121
    3. John T. Smith, Peter O. Newton, Christine L. Farnsworth, Kevin Parvaresh
      Pages 139-147
  4. Spinal Deformities in the Growing Child

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Laurel C. Blakemore, Behrooz A. Akbarnia
      Pages 151-166
    3. Muharrem Yazici, Guney Yilmaz, Noriaki Kawakami
      Pages 167-189
    4. Suken A. Shah, Leok-Lim Lau
      Pages 191-210
    5. Burt Yaszay, Brian P. Scannell
      Pages 211-227
    6. Lawrence I. Karlin
      Pages 229-247
    7. Nejat Akalan, Luke Macyszyn, Steven Hwang, Amer F. Samdani
      Pages 249-263
    8. Viral V. Jain, Marios G. Lykissas, Alvin H. Crawford
      Pages 265-291

About this book


The second edition of The Growing Spine has been extensively revised to cover recent advances in knowledge and management, as documented in the significant body of literature published since the first edition. The book will serve as a comprehensive, one-stop reference for specialists and health professionals who care for young children with spinal deformities. In addition, it will effectively help to standardize the care of these patients.


While important progress has been achieved in the field of spinal disorders in very young children over the past two decades, the treatment of such conditions remains challenging owing to the age of the patients, the varying etiologies, and the progressive nature of the deformities. There also may be associated issues such as congenital anomalies, respiratory insufficiency, and neurologic 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 pulmonologists.


The multidisciplinary nature of care is reflected in The Growing Spine, which will be of value for all involved practitioners rather than just orthopaedic specialists. It will also be an ideal reference for nurses, physical therapists, and healthcare professionals in training, who are usually unfamiliar with spinal deformities in children.


Chest Wall Deformity Early Onset Scoliosis Growing Rods Progressive Spinal Deformity Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

Editors and affiliations

  • Behrooz A. Akbarnia
    • 1
  • Muharrem Yazici
    • 2
  • George H. Thompson
    • 3
  1. 1.San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders Medical Group, Inc.La JollaUSA
  2. 2.Hacettepe University Dept. Orthopedics & TraumatologySihhiye, AnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Rainbow Babies & Children's HospitalClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48283-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48284-1
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