Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2022/05/Kennedy
Chicago girl seeks scoliosis and kyphosis care in St. Louis, undergoes halo traction and spine surgery.
Shriners Children's physicians have treated thousands of children with kyphosis, an abnormal forward curve of the upper spine, including those with the most challenging cases.
Only about 4% to 8% of kids in the United States have Scheuermann's kyphosis, but the physicians at Shriners Children's are skilled at transforming the lives of those who do.
Shriners Children's skilled physicians use halo traction as a first step in correcting severe scoliosis, kyphosis and other spine deformities. The treatment carefully pulls a child's head and spine up...
Spinal Fusion Surgery
Spinal fusion surgery stabilizes and corrects the curvature of the spine; and for scoliosis and kyphosis, prevents further curvature of the spine. Stabilizing the spine can improve movement, reduce pa...
Abnormal posture is a condition associated with spine disorders like kyphosis, which causes the spine to curve into a "hunchback" position. Shriners Children's offers a range of services to treat abno...
At Shriners Children's, our focus is on early detection and fusionless treatments for the growing spine. Our teams take an integrated approach to the treatment of spinal deformities like scoliosis, ky...