UW Health's pediatrics orthopedics program in Madison, Wisconsin offers many treatment options for spina bifida.
Fortunately, increased awareness of the role of folic acid in prenatal development has helped significantly reduce the incidence of spina bifida.
For children who have musculoskeletal problems resulting from the disorder, however, UW Health's pediatric orthopedics team offers many treatment options, including:
- Physical therapy and bracing
- Muscle-release surgery to help better position the child's feet, hips or knees into a braceable position
- Neonatal kyphectomies
- Anterior or posterior spinal fusion surgery