Fusion of C4 & C3 in a 13 year old
My son (13 years old) tore the ligament between C4 & C3. The ligament is not healing and the gap between C4 & C3 is growing. He has been in a neck brace for 4 weeks. Our doctor wants to put a wire between C4 & C3 and fuse the bones. My big question is dealing with growth issues. He still has years to grow. What will happen to his neck when the rest of his body is growing?