Management of Vertebral Problems and Deformities

  • M. Memet Özek
  • Bülent Erol
  • Junichi Tamai


Children with myelomeningocele have a high incidence of scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis [1]. These spinal deformities are usually progressive and may cause severe disability, interfere with rehabilitation, and negate previous treatments aimed at maintaining ambulation. Spinal deformities may be congenital or acquired, specific to myelomeningocele or similar to deformities seen in other conditions. Although the majority of these deformities are paralytic and occur in childhood, as many as 15% may be congenital


Pedicle Screw Spinal Fusion Spinal Deformity Pressure Sore Posterior Fusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Memet Özek
    • 1
  • Bülent Erol
    • 2
  • Junichi Tamai
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery Marmara University Medical Center and Department of NeurosurgeryAcibadem University School of MedicineIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyMarmara University Medical CenterIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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