Pediatric Spine Disorders and Diseases
The diagnosis and treatment of pediatric spinal disorders differ significantly from that of adult spinal disorders. A wide variety of congenital, developmental, traumatic and neoplastic disorders may occur in the pediatric age group.
Disorders of this type are a result of the anatomical challenges posed by this unique location in the body, where the skull (cranio) meets the spine (vertebral), as well as the disproportion of head to body weight in the developing infant. Unlike adult treatments, the surgical treatment of these disorders in children must take into account the expected growth and development of the spine.