Orthopedic Surgery

Spine Conditions We Treat

Orthopedics care at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report's 2012-13 survey of Best Children's Hospitals. Our Division of Orthopedic Surgery has built a worldwide reputation for innovation, research and providing compassionate care to children with spinal deformities.

CHOP's spine team is made up of leading orthopedic surgeons and physicians, neurologists, pediatric nurses, therapists, psychologists and other pediatric specialists. Together, we partner with you to provide the best care for each child.

We offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with all spine disorders. Use the links below to find out more about the conditions we treat, treatment options and long-term outcomes for children with spinal deformities, trauma-related spinal conditions, benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors, genetic cervical spine conditions and others.

To learn about how the Hospital safeguards children during surgery, see Safety in Surgery.

Spine conditions

Spinal deformities — scoliosis

Trauma-related spine conditions

Benign musculoskeletal tumors that can affect the spinal column

Malignant musculoskeletal tumors that can affect the spine

Genetic cervical spine conditions


Other spinal conditions 

Contact us

To make an appointment with the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, call 215-590-1527 or contact us online.

Reviewed by: John P. Dormans, MD, FACS
Date: March 2014

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