Scoliosis

Scoliosis is when the bones of the spine curve from side to side instead of being straight. If the curve gets large enough, it can be painful and cause problems. Nemours Children's orthopedic surgeons and other scoliosis specialists have the experience and skills to diagnose and treat scoliosis as your child grows.

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Scoliosis is when the bones of the spine curve from side to side instead of being straight. If the curve gets large enough, it can be painful and cause problems. Nemours Children's orthopedic surgeons and other scoliosis specialists have the experience and skills to diagnose and treat scoliosis as your child grows.

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Why Choose Us

Families bring their children to Nemours because we’ve led the way in diagnosing, treating and researching scoliosis for more than 50 years. We even invented one of the most common braces used around the world to treat scoliosis — the Wilmington Brace, designed at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware. We also participate in ongoing studies and clinical trials to look for better ways to diagnose and treat scoliosis and other orthopedic conditions. And, year after year, many on our team are recognized as "Best Doctors in America®".

Regional Care Highlights

Delaware Valley Highlights

Delaware/Greater Philadelphia

At the Spine and Scoliosis Center, we offer scoliosis surgery and treatment at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington, Del.).

  • Regularly ranked among the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country for pediatric orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report (Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware)
  • Only pediatric rehabilitation program in the greater Philadelphia region accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • One of the best-known pediatric orthopedic practices in the nation and the world
  • Nationally recognized scoliosis/spinal deformities program
  • Safer medical imaging through Nobel Prize-winning EOS imaging technology that delivers far less radiation than conventional X-rays and CT scans
  • One of the first pediatric hospitals in the country to use the innovative “MAGnetic Expansion Control” (“MAGEC”) spine-straightening technology, greatly reducing the number of times young kids need surgery
  • State-of-the-art operating rooms with intraoperative imaging (radiology tests during the operation that allow our surgeons to see inside the body), LED lighting and high-definition cameras — to give our surgeons the best possible visibility
  • On-site brace fitting, orthotic and prosthetic shops
  • Certified occupational therapists
  • Certified physical therapists trained in the Schroth Method (special exercises for children with scoliosis)
  • One of the nation’s largest pediatric training programs for orthopedic residents and fellows 
  • Participants in national organizations (the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation, Scoliosis Research Society and the Children’s Spine Foundation)

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Florida Highlights

Central Florida

We offer scoliosis surgery and treatment at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida, in Orlando.

Northeast Florida

We offer scoliosis surgery and treatment at Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville (in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, connected by a walkway.) 

Northwest Florida

We offer scoliosis surgery and treatment at Nemours Children’s Health, Pensacola.

  • Expertise in evaluating treating kids with scoliosis
  • On-site imaging services
  • On-site casting, orthotic and prosthetic shops
  • Access, if needed, to other Nemours medical and surgical specialties

Find Care at Nemours

We have many pediatric specialists and locations — find the care closest to you: