Anterior cervical arthrodesis in children

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Despite its limited use in the pediatric population, anterior arthrodesis of the cervical spine remains a valuable tool for the treatment of cervical spine abnormalities in children. This chapter describes the indications for anterior cervical spine arthrodesis with the use of single-level versus multiple-level discectomy or corpectomy, with and without instrumentation. We discuss the use of structural bone graft versus cages and morselized bone graft, as well as the contraindication of bone morphogenic protein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Management of Disorders of the Child's Cervical Spine
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781493974917
ISBN (Print)9781493974894
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Arthrodesis
  • Cervical instability
  • Cervical spine
  • Corpectomy
  • Pediatric spine
  • Spinal instrumentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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