Children's Spinal Disorders and Fractures has been written to give orthopaedic practitioners an easily accessible and concise description of spinal disease and conditions encountered in the practice of pediatric orthopaedic surgery.
This book brings together the congenital, acquired and traumatic conditions which may affect the child’s cervical and thoraco-lumbar spine. The immature spine poses considerable diagnostic dilemmas and radiographs are often difficult to interpret. The aetiology of deformity, its assessment, monitoring and treatment are comprehensively described. Back pain in children receives special attention. Care has been taken to identify symptoms and signs which should raise our level of anxiety and those which are likely to resolve. Where surgery is necessary the principles and risks are defined.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Congenital Disorders of the Cervical Spine
- Back Pain in Children
- Spinal Deformities
- Traumatic Disorders of the Cervical Spine
- Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine