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Trust the Scoliosis Experts

Your child deserves the best possible care for scoliosis

At OIC, we combine the power of leading-edge technology with world-class expertise in pediatric scoliosis. Whether your child’s scoliosis is mild, moderate, or severe, you can count on OIC for award-winning care that’s tailored to your child’s specific needs.

Why OIC for Scoliosis?

The OIC Pediatric Scoliosis Center is led by one of the country’s top orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Anthony Scaduto. He has received numerous awards for his work in the field of pediatric orthopedics and spinal deformity surgery, and both he and his expert team are renowned for their success in treating pediatric scoliosis.

What Is Scoliosis?

It’s normal to have a slight curve in your spine. But with scoliosis, there’s a more pronounced “sideways” curve in the spine—like an “S” or “C” shape.

Scoliosis can appear when a child is young, but it’s most likely to occur between the ages of 10 and 12, or in the early teens. It’s generally diagnosed when the curve of the spine measures 10 degrees or more.

Mild curves that don’t require treatment are more common than larger curves that do. But if your child is having a growth spurt, a curve can become more pronounced, which may lead your physician to recommend treatment.

For reasons that aren’t known, girls are more likely than boys to develop scoliosis, and they’re also more likely than boys to develop significant curves that need treatment.

If your child has scoliosis, your doctor will generally classify the curve in 1 of 2 ways:

  • Nonstructural: The spine is structured normally, and the abnormal curve is flexible or temporary.
  • Structural: The abnormal curve is less flexible, and may be caused by a birth defect, injury, disease or infection.

Our Scoliosis Experts

OIC is home to some of the world’s leading experts in the field of pediatric orthopedics, spinal deformity surgery and scoliosis. Our team is renowned for leading-edge research and pioneering innovative techniques that are redefining what is possible in pediatric spinal care. We take a collaborative approach to evaluating and treating scoliosis. Our team of experts is led by the following specialists:

Our doctors are supported by a specialized team of medical professionals exclusively focused on pediatric orthopedics. This team may include:

  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Orthopedist
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Orthotist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist

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