After a study by Johns Hopkins Children's Center was completed and the results were shown, the risk of blood loss in spinal surgery for children is believed to be directly linked to the underlying condition. Children with Cerebral Palsy had the highest rate of blood loss during surgery while Adolescent Scoliosis patients the least. This is great news for the medical community, patients, and families since the medical staff can now use this information to prepare better for surgery. One element that was not discussed in this article was the risk to infants or young children ages 10 or less. From our discussions with the doctor, the risk for bleeding is higher in younger children. However, I will have to find more support for this claim. Please read the entire article here.
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