Scott Luhmann, MD

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

Growing Spine Blog

Selected Publications

1. Luhmann SJ, Bridwell KH, Cheng I, Imamura T, Lenke LG, Schootman M. Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 for Adult Spinal Deformity. Spine 2005;30(17 Suppl):S110-117.

2. Luhmann SJ, Lenke LG, Kim YJ, Bridwell KH, Schootman M. Thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis curves between 70 and 100 degrees: Is anterior release necessary? Spine 2005;30(18):2061-7.

3. Luhmann JD, Schootman M, Luhmann SJ, Kennedy RM. A Randomized Comparison of Nitrous Oxide plus Hematoma Block Versus Ketamine plus Midazolam for Emergency Department Forearm Fracture Reduction in Children. Pediatrics 2006;118:e1078-86.

4. Dobbs MB, Lenke LG, Kim YJ, Luhmann SJ, Bridwell KH. Anterior/posterior Spinal Instrumentation versus Posterior Instrumentation Alone for the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliotic Curves More Than 90 Degrees. Spine 2006;31:2386-91.

5. Luhmann SJ, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Gordon LE. Arthroscopic findings at the time of patellar realignment surgery in adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2007;27:493-498.

6. Gordon JE, Gregush RV, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Luhmann SJ. Complications after titanium elastic nailing of pediatric tibial fractures. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2007; 27:442-446.

7. Peele MW, Luhmann SJ. Management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2007;18:575-583.

8. Luhmann SJ, Schootman M, Schoenecker PL, Gordon JE. The use of femoral nerve blocks in adolescents undergoing patellar realignment surgery. Am J Orthop 2008;37:39-43.

9. Luhmann SJ, Lenke LG, Kim YJ, Bridwell KH, Schootman M. Financial analysis of circumferential fusion versus posterior-only with thoracic pedicle screw constructs for main thoracic idiopathic curves between 70-100 degrees. J Children Orthop 2008;2:105-112.

10. Luhmann SJ, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Gordon JE. Adolescent patellofemoral pain: Implicating the medial patellofemoral ligament as the main pain generator. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics 2008;2:269-78.

11. Kocher MS, Sink EL, Blasier RD, Luhmann SJ, Mehlman CT, et al. AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline Summary: Treatment of Pediatric Diaphyseal Femur Fractures. J Amer Acad Orthop Surg 2009;17:718-725.

12. Luhmann SJ, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Schootman, Ph.D. Revision Surgery After Primary Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis. Accepted for publication in Spine.

13. Keeler KA, Lenke LG, Good CR, Bridwell KH, Sides B, Luhmann SJ. Spinal Fusion for Spastic Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Is Anterior Releasing Necessary When Intraoperative Halo-femoral Traction is Used? Accepted for publication in Spine.

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St. Louis Children's Hospital

4S60, Suite 1B

One Children's Place

St Louis, MO 63110

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4400 Clayton Ave.

St Louis, MO 63110


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