Treatments for Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents
Treatments we provide
A lightweight back brace will hold the spine in place and prevent the curve from worsening. The type of brace selected will depend on the location and severity of the curve, but many children can be treated with braces that are only worn at night.
Children with significant growth remaining may require specialized surgery to allow further growth of the spine after surgery; also known as growing rods. We use magnetic growing rods that allow lengthening of the rods in the clinic, without the need for a return to the operating room that used to be needed with previous growing rod techniques.
SurgerySpine Fusion: Most cases of scoliosis that require surgery are effectively treated with a spine fusion to straighten the spine and prevent the curve from worsening through life.
Vertebral Body Tethering: This bone growth modulation approach uses minimally-invasive surgery to restrain growth on one side of the spine and allow growth on the other side causing the curve to gradually correct itself over time.