Our surgeons perform approximately 250 spine surgeries per year and follows over 1,000 children and adolescents with spine problems annually. Our goal is to return children and young adults back to normal lives, sports, and activities as soon as possible. We view surgery as the last resort and try to first find non-surgical solutions when possible via a multi-disciplinary approach including physical therapy, core strengthening and orthotics to name a few.
All of our surgeons are well-respected members of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) and the internationally-revered Scoliosis Research Society (SRS).
Children's Spine Center has been pivotal in the innovation of surgical techniques in young children with early-onset scoliosis, infantile scoliosis, and other deformities in the growing spine. The center is also an all-inclusive facility that works with expert orthotists in improving braces and halos for the neck and back. In concert with our orthotics division, our physician-researchers has developed the pinless halo for several neck conditions in children, such as torticollis and rotatory subluxation.
The center also works very closely with the outstanding neurosurgeons at Children's Hospital Los Angeles to address the following conditions:
Our orthopaedic physicians are international experts in treating all spine problems in children, including:
Our orthopaedic surgeons are highly skilled in complex surgical procedures, including:
Our multidisciplinary team includes:
Our research interests include:
Children's Spine Center continues to contribute to research of the spine in children and adolescents and have made numerous contributions to publications in peer-reviewed journals and are often invited to speak at international and national forums.