Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida

Children with spina bifida are born with their spinal nerves ending in an outside sack at the lower end of the spine. When the nerves are damaged by this, the child does not have movement, feeling, or control over the parts of the body those nerves serve.

Topics under spina bifida include:

  • bowel and bladder management in spina bifida
  • cervical meningocele
  • fetal surgery for spina bifida
  • foot deformity
  • myelomeningocele or meningomyelocele
  • tibial torsion

More information

Bowel Control in Children with Spinal Cord Injuries and Spina Bifida - English | Spanish

Latex Rubber Allergy - English

Visit these websites for more information:

Right Under My Nose - A Book for Children with Spina Bifida

Types of Spina Bifida - KidsHealth.org

What Is Spina Bifida? - KidsHealth.org

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