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Scott J. Luhmann, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas
Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Spine Surgery - Orthopedic
Pediatric Spine Surgery

Additional Features & Interviews with Dr. Luhmann:

Visit Dr. Luhmann's page on the Orthopedic Surgery website

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, 4 S-60
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-454-2045
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St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children
2001 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO  63131
(314) 432-3600
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Washington University Orthopedics
14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO  63017
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric reconstructive spine surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine; Primary and revision complex, pediatric spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis); Pathology of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine (spinal tumors, fractures, and congenital disorders); Complex, revision spinal reconstructive surgery; Neuromuscular scoliosis

Board Certification
Orthopedic Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1986
Medical Degree: University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1991
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, (Assistant in Surgery), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Shriner's Hospital for Children/St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1997
Fellowship: Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2005
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Shriner's Hospital for Children

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2009-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry
Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

Dr. Scott J. Luhmann reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2014. Move your mouse over a header for more info.
Royalties: When a faculty member invents or conceives a new or improved process or product, the company that manufactures the product will make royalty payments to the faculty member. Royalty payments usually are a small percentage of the company’s revenue related to that product.
Consulting &
Advisory Boards
Consulting and Advisory Boards: Faculty may be paid to provide expertise to a company by being their consultant, or by serving on an advisory board.
Speaker Fees
Speaker Fees: Companies may pay faculty to speak to professional audiences about their products.
Stryker  $1,000-$10,000 $10,001-$25,000 
Medtronic  $1,000-$10,000 $1,000-$10,000 
To learn more about Washington University's policies on collaborations with industry, click here.

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Blackman AJ, Wall LB, Keeler KA, Schoenecker PL, Luhmann SJ, O'Donnell JC, Gordon JE. Acute compartment syndrome after intramedullary nailing of isolated radius and ulna fractures in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Jan;34(1):50-4.

Luhmann SJ, Sucato DJ, Bacharier L, Ellis A, Woerz C. Intraoperative anaphylaxis secondary to intraosseous gelatin administration. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul-Aug;33(5):e58-60.

Williams KG, Smith G, Luhmann SJ, Mao J, Gunn JD 3rd, Luhmann JD. A randomized controlled trial of cast versus splint for distal radial buckle fracture: an evaluation of satisfaction, convenience, and preference. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 May;29(5):555-9.

Wall L, O'Donnell JC, Schoenecker PL, Keeler KA, Dobbs MB, Luhmann SJ, Gordon JE. "Titanium elastic nailing radius and ulna fractures in adolescents." J Pediatr Orthop B. 2012 Sep;21(5):482-8.

Luhmann SJ, Lenke LG, Erickson M, Bridwell KH, Richards BS. "Correction of moderate (<70 degrees) Lenke 1A and 2A curve patterns: comparison of hybrid and all-pedicle screw systems at 2-year follow-up." J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Apr-May;32(3):253-8.

Kuhn MG, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, O'Donnell JC, Luhmann SJ. The utility of erythrocyte sedimentation rate values and white blood cell counts after spinal deformity surgery in the early (≤3 months) post-operative period. J Child Orthop. 2012 Mar;6(1):61-7.

Luhmann SJ, Oda JE, O'Donnell J, Keeler KA, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Gordon JE. "An analysis of suboptimal outcomes of medial malleolus fractures in skeletally immature children." Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2012 Mar;41(3):113-6.

"McKeon KE, O'Donnell JC, Bashyal R, Hou CC, Luhmann SJ, Dobbs MB, Gordon JE." J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Jan-Feb;32(1):e1-5.

Luhmann SJ, O'Donnell JC, Fuhrhop S. "Outcomes after patellar realignment surgery for recurrent patellar instability dislocations: a minimum 3-year follow-up study of children and adolescents." J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):65-71.

Thuet ED, Winscher JC, Padberg AM, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Dobbs MB, Schootman M, Luhmann SJ. "Validity and reliability of intraoperative monitoring in pediatric spinal deformity surgery: a 23-year experience of 3436 surgical cases." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15;35(20):1880-6.

Bashyal RK, Chu JY, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Luhmann SJ, Gordon JE. "Complications after pinning of supracondylar distal humerus fractures." J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct- Nov;29(7):704-8.

Chen RC, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Luhmann SJ, Szymanski DA, Gordon JE. "Urgent reduction, fixation, and arthrotomy for unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis." J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):687-94.

Luhmann SJ, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Schootman M. "Revision surgery after primary spine fusion for idiopathic scoliosis." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Sep 15;34(20):2191-7.

Keeler KA, Dart B, Luhmann SJ, Schoenecker PL, Ortman MR, Dobbs MB, Gordon JE. "Antegrade intramedullary nailing of pediatric femoral fractures using an interlocking pediatric femoral nail and a lateral trochanteric entry point." J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Jun; 29(4):345-51.

Garg S, Dobbs MB, Schoenecker PL, Luhmann SJ, Gordon JE. "Surgical treatment of traumatic pediatric humeral diaphyseal fractures with titanium elastic nails." J Child Orthop. 2009 Apr;3(2):121-7.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Scott J. Luhmann.

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