Scott Luhmann, MD
Head of Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospital for Children
Growing Spine Blog
Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric and Adolescent Spine Surgery
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).
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.
Dr. Scott Luhmann is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Luhmann’s practice is devoted to pediatric spinal surgery with an emphasis on complex reconstructive spinal surgery and treatment of various spinal deformities such as scoliosis. He operates weekly at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis Shriners Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Luhmann earned his bachelors degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and his medical degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He completed his internship and residency at Washington University School of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery. Also while at Washington University, he did 2 separate fellowships: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, and Pediatric and Adult Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery. In 2000, Dr. Luhmann received Board Certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an active member of professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Scoliosis Research Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, American Orthopaedic Association, and Mid-America Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Luhmann has been named on the Best Doctors in America® list since 2009.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000
University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine
Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shriners Hospital for Children
Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine