Advanced Scoliosis and Spine Care at Medical City Children’s Hospital
As one of the few facilities in the nation to offer spinal reconstructive surgery and revision surgery, Medical City Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive care individualized to meet patients’ specific needs. The Pediatric Scoliosis and Spine Program at Medical City Children’s Hospital utilizes advanced medical technologies that enable early diagnosis and treatment.
Patients of all ages are treated at Medical City Dallas Hospital and Medical City Children’s Hospital. Treating children and adults in one hospital allows us to provide continuing care with the same physicians and medical support teams from birth into adulthood. Children treated at Medical City Children’s Hospital can receive lifelong treatment without interruption.
Symptoms of Scoliosis
There usually aren’t a lot of symptoms of scoliosis in children. The first thing people usually notice is a cosmetic asymmetry of the spine such as chest rib prominence or a difference in waist creases. The lack of symptoms is why a school screening program for scoliosis exists. During the school screening, curves can be caught early before they are noticeable to families.
- Difference in hips
- Chest rib prominence — When you lean forward is one rib higher than the other?
- Asymmetry with the entire spine
- Difference in waist creases – one side dips more than the other
Pediatric Orthopedic Information and Resources
OrthoKids.org — A website for kids and parents to learn about pediatric orthopedic conditions.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America — Patient Education
Scoliosis Research Society — Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity.