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Comprehensive Care for the Spine

Our spine specialists are fellowship trained and provide compassionate and customized care for pediatric patients with all spinal conditions.

Our specialties include:

  • Abnormal curvatures of the spine such as early onset scoliosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Spondylolysis and spinal fractures that can result from overuse or trauma
  • Tumors and vascular malformations of the spine
  • Congenital and neuromuscular spine deformities related to conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other syndromes

Spinal Deformities

For patients with early onset scoliosis, we can provide the entire spectrum of care from bracing and casting to surgery with growth-preserving instrumentation.  For those with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, we provide state-of-the-art physical therapy, bracing and surgery if necessary. For patients with congenital scoliosis, which can be especially challenging, we collaborate with the Division of Neurosurgery to provide the safest care. We provide spinal cord monitoring for all surgical patients, and collaborate with our Division of Pain Management to minimize postoperative pain and return patients home as soon as possible.

Innovative Technology

Our EOS X-ray machine is an ultra-low dose, 3D imaging system that uses two to three times less radiation than conventional X-ray machines, while still producing high-quality, detailed images. This machine is ideal for patients with scoliosis: It enables us to scan your child while they sit or stand, the optimal position to show their natural, weightbearing posture. It allows us to measure the alignment between the lower extremities and the spine to provide a more accurate assessment of your child’s spinal deformity. Our facility is the only one in Connecticut to feature an EOS imaging system.

Our spine surgeons use an intraoperative 3D imaging Ziehm C-arm during surgery, which produces outstanding image quality. Our spine surgeons use this during surgery to ensure that the instrumentation is positioned accurately and safely in order to produce the optimal spinal alignment and correction of scoliosis.

Our Pediatric Spine Surgeons

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