Tethered Spinal Cord

Tethered spinal cord refers to a condition when the spinal cord is pulled down and fixed in a position or stuck in a position instead of floating freely.

In growing children, a tethered spinal cord can permanently damage the spinal nerves and can result in loss of function.

We work closely with pediatricians and specialists to first diagnose the condition and then to develop the best treatment plan.

Intraoperative neuromonitoring is utilized during surgery to closely monitor the nerves and muscles.