Pediatric Spine Program

Our Pediatric Spine Program provides compassionate, expert care for children with acute and complex conditions affecting the spine. Our multidisciplinary team of Yale Medicine orthopedic and neurology specialists offer the highest level of care through innovative therapies and treatments with non-surgical and surgical options for pediatric patients. We treat all conditions affecting the spine such as scoliosis/kyphosis, cervical conditions, thoracic/lumbar conditions, neuromuscular conditions, lesions, spinal injuries and spinal cord conditions. 

Our expert team includes:

  • Advanced practice providers
  • Child life specialists
  • Orthotists
  • Pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Pediatric neurosurgical spine physicians
  • Pediatric orthopedic spine physicians
  • Pediatric physical medicine physicians
  • Pediatric radiologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Registered nurses and nurse coordinators

Some of our advanced treatment options include:

  • Bracing
  • Halo gravity traction for complex kyphoscoliotic deformities
  • Magnetically controlled growing rods
  • Mehta casting 
  • Schroth scoliosis-specific physical therapy 
  • Shilla growth guidance
  • Spinal fusion (anterior or posterior)
  • Traditional growing rods
  • Vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR)

Services are provided at the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Centers listed here: