Pediatric Spine Disorders

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2020 Feb;67(1):185-204. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2019.09.008.


Pediatric spine disorders are numerous and are quite different when compared with the adult population. This article focuses on some of the more common pediatric spine disorders. This article summarizes such disorders and discusses typical treatment options in the pediatric orthopedic armamentarium.

Keywords: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; Back pain; Congenital scoliosis; Early onset scoliosis; Juvenile scoliosis; Scheurmann kyphosis; Spondylolisthesis; Spondylolysis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Scheuermann Disease / diagnosis
  • Scheuermann Disease / therapy
  • Scoliosis / diagnosis
  • Scoliosis / therapy
  • Spinal Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Spinal Diseases* / therapy
  • Spondylolysis / diagnosis
  • Spondylolysis / therapy