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Practice Overview

Scott Luhmann, MD

Scott Luhmann, MD
Professor
Head of Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospital for Children

Growing Spine Blog

Description of Practice
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


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

Patient Education Materials
Printed materials distributed during office evaluation

Common Procedures
Posterior and anterior spinal fusions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine (including decompressions and instrumentation); Correction of spinal deformity by spinal osteotomies (Smith-Peterson, Pedicle subtraction, Ponte); Vertebral body resection or hemivertebrae excision; Minimally invasive spine surgery (microdiscectomy, minimal access fusion, transforaminal and posterior lumbar interbody fusions); Sports surgery, including anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal repairs, patellofemoral reconstruction

Common Diagnoses Treated
Idiopathic and congenital scoliosis; Spondylolysis; Spondylolisthesis Kyphosis; Neuromuscular scoliosis; Spinal fractures, subluxations and tumors; Disc herniations, herniated nucleus pulposus; Radiculopathy; Sciatica; Pediatric and adolescent knee problems

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Resources


Growing Spine Blog

Washington University and St. Louis Children's Young Athlete Center

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Scoliosis Research Society

Dr. Luhmann's Videos


Common knee injuries suffered during athletics including ACL injuries, meniscus tears, and knee cap dislocation

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