Spine Program News and Updates

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MRI Innovation at CHOP Lauded by Two Leading Scoliosis Organizations

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Members of the team hold their award

Two recent papers from the Wyss/Campbell Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) were recognized with awards by the International Congress of Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS) and the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). 

Pioneering Innovations in Orthopaedic Spine Care

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Scoliosis x-Ray showing positioning for bone age

Recent advances from the pediatric Spine Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia include neural monitoring, intraoperative navigation, dedicated spine teams, opioid reduction efforts, vertebral body tethering and more.

Case Study: 4-Year-Old with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2

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Using dynamic MRI to accurately assess function and a novel treatment approach can dramatically change clinical outcomes in patients with complex chronic disease and can alter expectations and disease progression.