Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in the world. It is a curvature of the spine that can also be rotated or twisted, pulling ribs along to form a multidimensional curve. Idiopathic scoliosis usually occurs in adolescence (10-18 years old). The cause of idiopathic scoliosis largely remains a mystery.
The Spine Program is a cornerstone of the Division of Orthopedics, which was top-ranked in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Thanks to their surgical knowledge, clinical experience and innovative research, CHOP’s Spine Program offers a depth and breadth of experience treating spine conditions that is unparalleled in the region.