May 5, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cortical bone trajectory screw fixation offers a feasible option for the treatment of lumbar spine disorders for the pediatric population, especially for children 8 years of age or older, according to a presenter at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.
“Obviously we should still obtain a high-quality, thin-slice CT scan to make sure each individual child is appropriate,” Rishi Lall, MD, said here. “The next step is starting to use these screws and see if the outcomes, in short, are as good as those in the adult literature. So far they have been, and hopefully that will apply to the pediatric literature, as well.”