Congenital scoliosis is a spinal deformity in which a sideways curvature of the spine is caused by a defect present at birth. The spine may also be rotated or twisted, pulling the ribs along with it to form a multidimensional curve. Congenital scoliosis may also be associated with sagittal plane abnormalities such as kyphosis or lordosis.
The Spine Program is a cornerstone of the Division of Orthopedics, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. Thanks to their surgical knowledge, clinical experience and innovative research, CHOP’s Spine Program offers a depth and breadth of experience treating spine conditions that is unparalleled in the region.