Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in the world. Like other forms of scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis affects the curvature of the spine. Instead of a straight line down the middle of the back, a spine with scoliosis curves and sometimes looks more like the letter “S” or “C,” rather than a straight “I.”
Can children head home just a few days after major spine surgery, with their pain under control? Surgeons at CHOP changed their method of care to make it possible for their adolescent patients.
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.