Children’s spines are different from those of adults. It’s not just that the bones are smaller or shaped a little differently, though both true. Kids are also unique in that they are still growing.
Preserving this growth potential was the focus of a recent article by Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital pediatric spinal surgeon Dr. Richard Anderson and spinal surgeon Dr. Peter Angevine. Together with their orthopedic colleagues, they recently reported on a new surgery for children with deformities of the upper spine. This novel procedure shows promise in correcting the problem while preserving spinal growth.
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