Every year we help more than 3,000 kids who have curves in their spine like scoliosis.
Scoliosis and other spine conditions can cause health problems. They can also affect how children feel about themselves. For kids with conditions that affect the nerves and muscles, severe spinal curvatures can limit movement even more.
The Spine and Scoliosis Center at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is part of one of largest, most respected pediatric orthopedic practices in the country. In fact, we’re ranked in the top 15 in the country.
Families come from all over the world to meet with our doctors. We’re one of the few hospitals in the nation to offer a less invasive scoliosis surgery for some children. That means smaller incisions (cuts) and a shorter hospital stay than traditional spinal surgery. We also lead the way in research on correcting severe spine problems.
We’ve devoted our careers to helping kids achieve their dreams, whatever they might be.
Dr. Suken A. Shah is the vice chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, the division chief of the Nemours Spine and Scoliosis Center, the director of the Delaware Valley Orthopedic Clinical Fellowship Program, and has been a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware for 20 years. He is an innovator, researcher and key opinion leader in the field of spinal deformity surgery, with more than 200 research publications and 30 book chapters, and is section editor of several publications and co-editor of a textbook. He is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and serves on the boards of directors of the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation and the Scoliosis Research Society (Education Council Chair).
Nemours has one of the oldest pediatric orthopedic programs in the country. We see more kids with complex spinal conditions than nearly anyone else.
Children treated for spine conditions each year
Ranking of pediatric orthopedic programs by U.S. News & World Report
Doctors on our team with scoliosis expertise
With KidsHealth.org, Nemours has created one of the nation’s leading sources of orthopedic education for families. The scoliosis content created by the Spine & Scoliosis Center’s experts is used by children’s hospitals all over the country.Scoliosis Idiopathic Scoliosis Scoliosis: Bracing
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