CHKD's Scoliosis and Spine Program provides care for patients from birth to 21, treating children and adolescents diagnosed with scoliosis and other spinal defects while providing optimal care and outcomes for our patients.

Why Choose CHKD's Scoliosis and Spine Program?

At CHKD we provide a comprehensive team approach when caring for your child and have a dedicated team of physicians, hospital and clinic staff to provide your child with the best care available.

For our patients that will need a spinal fusion, we have established plans of care that prevent infections, decrease blood loss, and improve the post-operative experience with less post-operative pain and quicker return to regular activity.

We also have a registered nurse dedicated to guiding our families throughout the surgical process.

Prior to a patient having their surgery they will be enrolled in a preoperative spinal fusion class.

Conditions We Treat

  •  Spondylothesis (slipped vertebrae)
  •  Trauma

Staying Ahead of the Curve with the Latest Technololgy

EOS Imaging Technology

The EOS imaging system is a groundbreaking X-ray system that substantially reduces the amount of radiation received during a single imaging procedure. Providing detailed, high-quality skeletal images, the EOS imaging system has the unique ability to provide a three-dimensional, full-body image of a patient in a natural standing position with a single scan.

EOS imaging is primarily used to assess patients with spine, hip, and leg disorders, such as scoliosis and leg-length discrepancies. For children and teens who require frequent scans, such as those with chronic or progressive skeletal conditions like scoliosis, EOS can effectively replace regular X-rays if efforts to reduce any risks associated with radiation exposure over time. Traditional X-rays are still the standard of care for injuries or conditions that can be evaluated with general radiography, such as broken bones and sports injuries.

CHKD offers EOS imaging at two locations in Hampton Roads, the CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke in Chesapeake, and the CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Oyster Point in Newport News.

7D Surgical Navigation

Available at CHKD for select posterior spinal fusion surgeries, 7D uses FLASH navigation system to provide fast, effective, radiation-free imaging for the duration of the procedure to verify anatomical landmarks for accuracy and hardware placement. Learn more here.

Pediatric Spine Study Group (PSSG)

CHKD’s Spine Program is a proud participant in Pediatric Spine Study Group (PSSG) which is an international research group that collaborates to study real-world data in a diverse pediatric patient population. Learn more here.