Surgery for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Written by Stewart G. Eidelson, MD

For children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), previously known as juvenile rheumatoic arthritis, surgery is rarely needed. Usually, non-surgical treatments, including medications and physical therapy, are sufficient.
However, there are a few scenarios where surgery may be recommended:

There are several types of surgeries the surgeon can use to correct the spinal problem caused by JIA. He or she will make the best recommendation based on the individual case.

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