Scott Luhmann

Scott Luhmann, MD

Professor

Head of Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospital for Children

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Dr. Luhmann specializes in pediatric reconstructive spine surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, primary and revisions of complex, pediatric spinal deformities and spinal reconstructive surgery, pathology of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine congenital, neuromuscular and early-onset scoliosis, and nonsurgical and surgical treatment of the growing spine.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Disc herniations, herniated nucleus pulposus
  • Idiopathic and congenital scoliosis
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Pediatric and adolescent knee problems
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis Kyphosis
  • Subluxations and tumors

Common Procedures

  • Correction of spinal deformity by spinal osteotomies (Smith-Peterson, Pedicle subtraction, Ponte)
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery (microdiscectomy, minimal access fusion, transforaminal and posterior lumbar interbody fusions)
  • Posterior and anterior spinal fusions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine (including decompressions and instrumentation)
  • Sports surgery, including anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal repairs, patellofemoral reconstruction
  • Spine casting
  • Vertebral body stapling, tethering, and resection, Shilla technique, MAGEC, growth rods,  hemivertebrae excision

Clinical Office Locations

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

    4S60, Suite 1B

    One Children's Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • Shriners Hospital for Children

    4400 Clayton Ave.

    St Louis, MO 63110

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Growing Spine Blog 

Selected Publications

Research Interests

Treatment of spinal deformities (idiopathic adolescent scoliosis, congenital scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, early-onset scoliosis), traumatic spinal pathology of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, neuromuscular scoliosis. Nonsurgical and surgical treatments for the growing spine.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric reconstructive spine surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Primary and revisions of complex, pediatric spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis) and spinal reconstructive surgery. Pathology of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine (spinal tumors, fractures, and congenital disorders), congenital, neuromuscular and early-onset scoliosis. Nonsurgical (spine casting) and surgical treatment of the growing spine (vertebral body stapling, vertebral body tethering, Shilla technique, MAGEC, growth rods, and vertebral body resection).

Background

Spinal surgery with a focus on pediatric spinal deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, etc…) and complex spinal pathology surgery (fracture, tumor); Sports surgery, including anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal repairs, patellofemoral reconstruction.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000

Medical Degree

  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. Luhmann’s Office Locations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

4S60, Suite 1B

One Children's Place

St Louis, MO 63110

Shriners Hospital for Children

4400 Clayton Ave.

St Louis, MO 63110

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