Becker's Spine Review: Where pediatric spine would benefit from more data: 2 Qs with Dr. John Anderson
By Laura Dyrda
John Anderson, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Children's Mercy Kansas City (Mo.), discusses the big trends in spine surgery and where pediatric spine care is headed in the future.
Q: What do you think will fade or disappear from the spine field over the next few years?
Dr. John Anderson: I think fewer young children will require intraoperative spine casting for early onset scoliosis as bracing technology advances. This will hopefully allow us to reduce the number of general anesthetics these children are exposed to.
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