Pediatric Spine Surgery

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Children with spinal tumors, trauma, vascular malformations and congenital anomalies are all treated by experienced pediatric neurosurgeons at Children’s of Alabama.  Our surgeons are experts in microsurgery, spinal instrumentation, spinal cord monitoring, and minimally invasive pediatric spine surgery techniques to optimize outcomes for the patients we treat.

Conditions and Treatments

  • Spinal trauma
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Spinal cord vascular malformations
  • Chiari malformation
  • Spinal instability
  • Basal invagination
  • Os odontoideum
  • Spina bifida
  • Diastematomyelia
  • Syringomyelia

Sub-specialty interest
James Johnston, MD
Curtis Rozzelle, MD
Brandon Rocque, MD

Publications

Rozzelle CJ, Aarabi B, Dhall SS, Gelb DE, Hurlbert RJ, Ryken TC, Theodore N, Walters BC, Hadley MN. Management of pediatric cervical spine and spinal cord injuries. Neurosurgery. 2013 Mar;72 Suppl 2:205-26.

Rozzelle CJ, Aarabi B, Dhall SS, Gelb DE, Hurlbert RJ, Ryken TC, Theodore N, Walters BC, Hadley MN. Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA). Neurosurgery. 2013 Mar;72 Suppl 2:227-33.

Dhall SS, Hadley MN, Aarabi B, Gelb DE, Hurlbert RJ, Rozzelle CJ, Ryken TC, Theodore N, Walters BC. Nutritional support after spinal cord injury. Neurosurgery. 2013 Mar;72 Suppl 2:255-9.

Fusco MR, Hankinson TC, Rozzelle CJ. Combined occipitoatlantoaxial rotatory fixation. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Aug;8(2):198-204.

Aarabi B, Hadley MN, Dhall SS, Gelb DE, Hurlbert RJ, Rozzelle CJ, Ryken TC, Theodore N, Walters BC. Management of acute traumatic central cord syndrome (ATCCS). Neurosurgery. 2013 Mar;72 Suppl 2:195-204.

Rozzelle CJ, Aarabi B, Dhall SS, Gelb DE, Hurlbert RJ, Ryken TC, Theodore N, Walters BC, Hadley MN. Os odontoideum. Neurosurgery. 2013 Mar;72 Suppl 2:159-69.