Spine surgery at Norton Children’s Hospital
The neurosurgery and orthopedic specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine and Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville collaborate in spine surgery and the treatment of spine injuries, deformities and diseases, including scoliosis and congenital spine disorders.
Our fellowship-trained, board-certified physicians have the sophisticated tools and skill to give you and your child a precise diagnosis and a treatment so your child can get back to being a kid.
Spine surgery specialists
More than 12,500 children in Louisville and Southern Indiana seek help from our specialists each year for orthopedic and spine conditions. These include everything from broken bones to sports injuries to spina bifida, hip reconstruction and scoliosis surgeries. Nearly half of these issues are severe enough to require emergency care. Pediatric specialists are essential in caring for growing bones, which require expertise to ensure that proper growth and development can continue.
Spine surgery expertise
Norton Leatherman Spine is known for embracing cutting-edge technology and techniques. In one recent case, an 8-year-old boy named Alex with severe syndromic scoliosis caused by a rare underlying genetic condition began having issues with one of his lungs. Rather than subject Alex to repeated surgical procedures, doctors implanted a new device that can be adjusted noninvasively through the use of magnets. This kept Alex healthier and resulted in a cost savings for his family.
Spine surgery services
Our complete orthopedic and spine services include:
- Outpatient clinic services
- Inpatient surgical services
- Mobile X-ray unit available in the emergency room
- State-of-the-art surgical services
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
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