Physician assistant Theresa Kudlick looks at Alice's spine six months after surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
We know that spinal deformities (curvatures and problems of the spine) can have a major impact on children’s quality of life — how they function and feel, both inside and out. Conditions like scoliosis can be scary, overwhelming and upsetting for you and your child. We understand — that’s why we’ve devoted our careers to helping kids, like yours, achieve their dreams, whatever they might be.
When you bring your child to the Spine and Scoliosis Center at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, you can rest assured that you’ll get top-notch care for your child’s spinal deformity. We’re part of one of the largest and most widely respected pediatric orthopedic practices in the country — and the world.
At the Spine and Scoliosis Center, we're experts in spinal surgery, but we’re also a leader in the non-operative treatment of scoliosis, often using special bracing techniques (including the Wilmington brace, developed right here at the hospital) to help keep spinal curves from getting worse as kids grow.
We offer groundbreaking ultra-low-dose 3-D X-ray techniques to monitor scoliosis and plan for surgery, if necessary. Those are just a few of the reasons why U.S. News & World Report named us one of the “Best Children’s Hospitals” for pediatric orthopedics.