As a medical device proves successful in adult patients, it is anticipated that a similar solution for pediatrics may be developed. However, in many cases this task has proved to be much more complex than simply scaling the device down for a miniature adult patient. Pediatric patients present a unique set of characteristics and constraints not seen in adults. These include a large range of sizes from infants to adolescents, the possible growth of the patient during use, possible anatomical deformities and a body that has not fully matured.

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