The Deformed Spine in the Newborn

  • Ian Torode


Spinal deformity as a visual entity in the newborn is relatively uncommon although the deformity itself may take many forms and be due to a myriad of causes. Paradoxically, the more obvious deformities of the spine at birth are at the more benign end of the spectrum, whereas the babies with more severe underlying congenital anomalies often do not show the deformity at birth but the deformity develops with growth.


Osteogenesis Imperfecta Spinal Deformity Club Foot Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Spinal Dysraphism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Torode
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  1. 1.Victorian Paediatric Orthopaedic CentreMelbourneAustralia

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