Pediatric Scoliosis and Spine Care

Rocky Mountain Pediatric OrthoONE is dedicated to the treatment of spinal disorders in infants and children up to the age of 18. At OrthoONE, our pediatric scoliosis and spine providers focus exclusively on spine care, having developed expertise in scoliosis and other spinal deformities, low back and neck pain and revision spine fusion procedures.

We take a patient-focused approach with a commitment to developing a strong doctor-patient relationship.

Spine care can be complicated. We take a patient-focused approach with a commitment to developing a strong doctor-patient relationship. This is essential to understanding each patient’s overall health, underlying medical problems, lifestyle, school requirements, athletic aspirations and expectations. It also ensures patients and their families have the information they need to fully understand their spine condition and recommended intervention. We would be honored to provide spinal care for you or your loved one.

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Comprehensive, Experienced Pediatric Spine Care

Our location on the campus of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children allows us to provide a comprehensive assessment of all spine conditions.

OrthoONE Pediatric’s associated spine specialists are board-certified, fellowship-trained and recognized leaders in the clinical assessment and management procedures necessary for complex spinal conditions. Our doctors are passionate about serving and educating the community and promoting orthopedic health for children and teens not just in Colorado but also around the world.

If you have questions about the services we provide, please contact us at (303) 861-2663.

What We Treat:

Scoliosis Treatment Using Magnets

We offer the latest technology to help young patients suffering from severe early onset scoliosis. Magnetically Controlled Growth Rods (MCGR) are surgically implantable rods whose length we control with an External Remote Control (ERC). With this tool, our doctors can lengthen the rods in the office without sedation or surgery.

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Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) Surgery

Vertebral body tethering (VBT) is a new option for scoliosis surgery. Only a handful of highly skilled surgeons nationwide are offering this new scoliosis treatment option for spine correction; Rocky Mountain Pediatric OrthoONE was the first in Colorado. Traditionally, patients are treated by either wearing a scoliosis brace or cast, or in most severe cases, undergoing a spinal fusion surgery. This fusionless surgery is ideal for children and adolescents with severe scoliosis because it adjusts the spine, allowing it to continue to grow, but along a healthier path.

The surgery is performed with minimally invasive techniques, using small incisions that leave minimal scarring. During the procedure, the surgeon anchors titanium bone screws to the front of each vertebral bone within the curved area. A flexible cord (tether) is attached to each screw and tension is adjusted to create the proper degree. This spine straightening device allows for immediate improvement of the curvature, which continues to improve over time.

Benefits of the tethered spine procedure are less blood loss, decreased complication rates, less hardware placed, faster recovery time, and preserved growth and mobility in spine.

Dr. Jaren Riley