Our internationally recognized orthopedic surgeons at Gillette have expertise in treating pediatric spine conditions, complex congenital abnormalities and high-grade spondylolisthesis. Our spine research focuses on long-term outcomes in patients who have idiopathic scoliosis and on scoliosis associated with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular conditions.

Select Ongoing Studies

  • John Lonstein, MD: Long-term Function Outcomes of Early Fusions for Congenital Scoliosis, Idiopathic Scoliosis and Skeletal Dysplasia.
  • John Lonstein, MD: Sagittal Profile in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
  • John Lonstein, MD: Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis.
  • Tenner Guillaume, MD: Gait Abnormalities in Children with High-Grade Spondylolisthesis.
  • Kevin Walker, MD: Effects of Intrathecal Baclofen Pump on Scoliosis.

Other Areas of Spine Research

  • Effects of selective dorsal rhizotomy and intrathecal baclofen pumps on the behavior of the spine.
  • Effectiveness of orthoses in the treatment of scoliosis.
  • Quality improvement measures to decrease infection and bleeding.

Recent Publications

  • Kelly, M. P., Guillaume, T. J., & Lenke, L. G. (2015). Spinal deformity associated with chiari malformation. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 26(4), 579-585. doi:10.1016/j.nec.2015.06.005 [doi]