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Comprehensive Care for the Spine

Connecticut Children’s Division of Orthopedics Spine Program is made up of fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic and neurosurgeons. We provide compassionate, family-centered care for pediatric patients with all spinal conditions, including:

  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Tumors and vascular malformations of the spine
  • Congenital spine deformities
  • Fractures
  • Back pain

Spine deformity and spine injury in a growing child or young adult can have lifelong impacts on their function and self-image. Our goal is to restore comfort and mobility to your child’s spine so they can thrive.

Early Onset Scoliosis

Spine deformity in young children, also known as early-onset scoliosis, presents unique challenges. The Spine Program at Connecticut Children’s offers a comprehensive array of standard and cutting-edge treatments for this condition, including specialized bracing, casting, and growing rod surgical interventions. We have the most experience of any pediatric center in Connecticut in growing rod technology, including both manual and magnetically controlled devices.

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

From Schroth physical therapy to complex fusion surgery, the Spine Program at Connecticut Children’s provides a full spectrum of treatment options for adolescents with scoliosis. We’re known for our focus on surgical safety and exceptional, patient-centered care during recovery – so that patients who undergo spine surgery achieve the best outcome while spending the least amount of time in the hospital.

We use cutting-edge technology for all of this care. Connecticut Children’s is the only health system in the state to offer the EOS X-ray machine, which uses two to three times less radiation than conventional X-ray machines – minimizing radiation exposure to protect your child’s long-term health. During spine surgery, our surgeons use advanced three-dimensional imaging with the Ziehm C-Arm machine and optional navigation technology to precisely place each implant.


Our Pediatric Spine Surgeons

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