Early-onset scoliosis is a subset of idiopathic scoliosis, and has no known cause. It is a rare condition that affects children under age 10 and is often accompanied by other health issues, such as chest wall deformities, neuromuscular diseases, and benign or malignant spinal tumors.
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.