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Spine and Spinal Cord Injury in Pediatrics, pp. 321-348 $100.00
Authors:  Wihasto Suryaningtyas
Although the incidence of spine and spinal cord injury is considered low, but it is
still can be found in 1-10% of all spinal cord injuries. For a child is not a miniature of
adult, special considerations regarding the spine and spinal cord injury in pediatric
population need to be discussed in special chapter. Some aspects that make spine and
spinal cord injuries in children differ from their adult counterpart comprise their
anatomic and biomechanical features, causes and mechanisms of injuries, patern of
injury, type of injury, response to deformation, and outcome. Spinal cord injury without
radilogic abnormality (SCIWORA), Atlanto-occipital dislocation, atlanto-axial rotatory
fixation, pure subluxation injury (without fracture) are several types of injuries that
uniquely or prevalently found in pediatric population. Classification of injury type,
biomechanical and special anatomic aspects, clinical characteristics of spine injury in
children, and specific type of injury will be delivered in detail through this chapter.
Treatment options will also be explained. 

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