Complication types and rates in pediatric cervical spine surgery

Urvij M. Modhia, Paul David Sponseller

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Arthrodesis of the cervical spine is performed in children for various abnormalities such as spinal instability, congenital malformations, and trauma. Complications may be related to the individual patient’s abnormalities or the surgery itself. Complication rates also vary with surgical approach and method of instrumentation. The complication types, rates, and management options are discussed in this chapter. Knowledge of these issues may help surgeons to anticipate and manage them effectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Management of Disorders of the Child's Cervical Spine
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781493974917
ISBN (Print)9781493974894
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Complications
  • Deformity
  • Motion
  • Pediatric cervical spine
  • Revision surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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