Infants suffering from spina bifida manifesta generally require spina bifida surgery. In cases of meningocele the child undergoes surgery during infancy at which time surgeons place the meninges back in the spinal column and close the opening in the vertebra. Babies suffering from myelomeningocele often require surgery immediately after birth, during which time surgeons push the spine back into the vertebra and close the opening to prevent dangerous infections.
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our orthopaedic specialists treat infants suffering from mild to severe cases of spina bifida. We are here to help your child, and your family, through every step of the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process. If you are interested in learning more about spina bifida treatment options, schedule a consultation today.