The Spine Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado

The Spine Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado evaluates and treats infants, children, adolescents and young adults with all types of spinal diseases, deformities and injuries – ranging from scoliosis to complex neuromuscular disease and trauma.

Spine conditions we treat

Why choose the Spine Program at Children’s Colorado?

The spine team at Children’s Colorado is among the most knowledgeable pediatric spine care teams in the country. All of our experts have advanced pediatric and adolescent spine training, which means they know the right treatment at the right time for infants, toddlers, children and young adults.

For the most basic to the most complex spinal conditions, our goal is to always provide the safest and most effective treatments, often beginning with non-surgical options. However, if surgery is the only option, we offer innovative approaches from experienced pediatric orthopedic spine surgeons who perform more than 200 spine procedures each year.

Caring for your child and family

By working together with your child, family and primary care doctor, the Spine Program provides:

  • Expertise from infancy through young adulthood, giving your family a continuum of care as your child grows and develops
  • Orthopedic surgeons with experience in advanced pediatric spine surgery techniques, as well as access to pediatric operating rooms and equipment designed for kids
  • Nursing staff that includes dedicated spine nurses, as well as inpatient nurses with special pediatric orthopedic training
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation experts who are a key part of the program, offering pre- and post-operative rehab to help your child recover faster
  • Family-centered support services including a monthly spine surgery orientation class and a Welcome Program to introduce your family to our hospital and provide resource support

What makes us different?

The Spine Program at Children’s Colorado offers the region’s most advanced pediatric spine surgery options:

  • We are one of only a few national centers offering VEPTR Surgery, an implanted device used to treat patients with thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS).
  • We offer a conservative non-operative approach for children with early onset scoliosis. That means we try to correct or slow progression of the curve through casting instead of surgery when possible.
  • We use state-of-the-art spinal cord monitoring to ensure safer outcomes for patients.

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