Medical and Congenital Comorbidities Associated with Spinal Deformities in the Immature Spine

Ferguson, Ronney L.
February 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 89-A, p34
Academic Journal
The article presents various conditions associated with deformities in the immature spinal column that can affect the health of a child with a spinal deformity or adversely affect the outcome of a conservative or surgical treatment of the spinal deformity. The congenital and medical abnormalities associated with deformities of the immature spine include cardiac abnormalities, urological abnormalities, respiratory compromise, other cervical instabilities and spinal cord abnormalities.


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