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Congenital spine deformities are disorders that occur in the spine at the time of birth. In many cases, the vertebral columns do not completely form and there are structural problems in the spinal cord. Due to the structural deformities tasks such as standing, sitting, and even walking become difficult for people suffering from congenital malformations. In many cases, the deformities cause problems in the heart, kidney, and urinary tract breathing issues, problems in walking. In some cases, the condition of the patients is severe that they are unable to move.

Symptoms of congenital spine deformities
Spine deformities are usually easy to detect at the time of birth since abnormal curvature of the back is visible and can be noticed easily. In many cases, the child grows the body takes its shape but in some cases, it remains the deformity remains the same. Some of the physical signs of congenital deformity might include:

  • Tilted pelvis
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Uneven shoulder
  • Tilted ribcage
  • Uneven hips waist or legs tilted
  • Spine towards the left or right

Cranial deformities are also known as craniosynostosis which is a congenital deformity that occurs in the skull of an infant in the fibrous joints between the bones of the skull that makes the shape of the skull abnormal. Usually, in premature babies, the skull deformity is common and gets its usual shape within a few months as the child grows.  But in many cases, the cranial deformity hinders the growth of the brain that causes several other developmental problems
Surgery:
Surgery is required in the cases such as

  • Spinal deformity increases
  • Excruciating pain due to physical deformity
  • Deformity that affects the neurological system
  • If any nerve is pressed due to the deformity

Surgery for spinal deformity is safe and effective that provides the flawless treatment.  Surgical options for spine surgery are:

  • Growing rod surgery: Growing Rod Surgery is used to correct scoliosis. With the help of modern-day treatment for young children has become possible with minimum risk and complications.
  • Resection and fusion: In the case of congenital spine deformity uses resection and fusion to cure the vertebrate which is quite an effective treatment in cases of deformities of the spine. 

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