Wyss/Campbell Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

The Wyss/Campbell Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome is the first national, multidisciplinary program devoted solely to the treatment of thoracic insufficiency syndrome. This syndrome is most often caused by progressive scoliosis and severe rib fusion, or conditions such as Jeune syndrome (spondylocostal dysplasia), Jarcho-Levin syndrome, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), cerebrocostomandibular syndrome, arthrogryposis and VATER syndrome.

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Our Team

Our team includes clinical and research experts from orthopaedics, pulmonology, radiology, genetics and more. Together, the team develops an individual treatment plan for your child.

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Would you like a second surgical opinion from a CHOP expert?

Our referral nurse navigator can give your family timely access to world-renowned pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in every specialty.

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Why Choose Us

Children's Hospital's Division of Orthopaedics is one of the largest and most active pediatric orthopaedic centers in the world.


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