Comprised exclusively of clinical cases demonstrating the management of idiopathic, congenital, syndromic and neuromuscular early onset scoliosis (EOS), this concise, practical casebook will provide orthopedic surgeons with the best real-world strategies to properly manage the differing presentations of EOS they may encounter. Each chapter is a case that opens with a unique clinical presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management techniques used to treat it, as well as the case outcome, clinical pearls and pitfalls, and literature review. Cases included illustrate different types and management strategies for EOS, including various spine-based growing rods, the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR), anterior vertebral body tethering (AVBT) and congenital resection. Treatment strategies for EOS with related conditions such as myelomeningocele, cerebral palsy and skeletal dysplasia are also discussed, as are common complications and the role of traction.
Pragmatic and reader-friendly, Early Onset Scoliosis: A Clinical Casebook is an excellent resource for pediatric orthopedic surgeons and other physicians confronted with both common and complex disorders of the child’s spine.
• A case-based, practical guide to the management of early onset scoliosis (EOS)
• Discusses the surgical management of EOS of idiopathic, congenital or neuromuscular etiology, including complication management and future directions
• An excellent, handy resource for practicing pediatric orthopedic and spine surgeons, residents and students alike
• Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), Associate Professor of Surgery (Orthopedics and Neurosurgery), Dalhousie University, Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada
• Craig P. Eberson, MD, Associate Professor and Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis Service, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA