Jennifer L. Ledbetter

Jennifer L. Ledbetter, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner,

Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopedic Surgery

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(314) 514-3500

Jennifer specializes in the treatment of pediatric and adolescent care of orthopedic conditions, with a special interest in pediatric spine deformities including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, early onset scoliosis, syndromic scoliosis, Scheuermann’s kyphosis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, infantile scoliosis, juvenile scoliosis, neurogenic scoliosis and MAGEC growing rods.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, early onset scoliosis, syndromic scoliosis, scheuermann’s kyphosis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, infantile scoliosis, juvenile scoliosis, neurogenic scoliosis

Common Procedures

  • Assist OR with positioning, surgical interventions and wound closure

Clinical Office Locations

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

    One Children’s Place

    St. Louis, MO 63110

Hospital Affiliations

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

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University Orthopedics

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Research Interests

Jennifer has research interests in fusionless surgical interventions.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric and adolescent care of orthopedic conditions, with a special interest in pediatric spine deformities including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, early onset scoliosis, syndromic scoliosis, Scheuermann’s kyphosis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, infantile scoliosis, juvenile scoliosis, neurogenic scoliosis and MAGEC growing rods.

Background

Jennifer received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Drury University. She later went on to complete a degree in Nursing at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing, then a Masters of Science Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Maryville University. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Jennifer worked in numerous settings including the operating room, plastic and reconstructive surgery, anesthesia and orthopedics, managing pre-and post-operative patient care. Jennifer is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science with Special Program in Exercise Physiology, Drury University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Maryville University
  • Associate of Science in Nursing, Jewish Hospital College of Nursing

Graduate Degree

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Masters of Science in Nursing, Maryville University
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Nurse Practitioner Ledbetter’s Office Locations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

4S60, Suite 1B

One Children's Place

St Louis, MO 63110

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