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Scott J. Luhmann, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Head of Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics -Shriners Hospital for Children

Specialty Areas

Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Spine Surgery - Orthopedic
Pediatric Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children - St. Louis
Missouri Baptist Medical Center

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

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-514-3500

Office Phone: 314-514-3500

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: 4 S-60
Office Phone: 314-514-3500
Fax: 314-454-2045

Shriners Hospitals for Children

4400 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: (314) 432-3600

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

A Comparison of SHILLA GROWTH GUIDANCE SYSTEM and Growing Rods in the Treatment of Spinal Deformity in Children Less Than 10 Years of Age.
Luhmann SJ, McCarthy RE
J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Apr 1;

PMID:
    27043203
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Failure of Intraoperative Monitoring to Detect Postoperative Neurologic Deficits: A 25-year Experience in 12,375 Spinal Surgeries.
Raynor BL, Padberg AM, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Riew KD, Buchowski JM, Luhmann SJ
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb 23;

PMID:
    26913466
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Vertebral Body Stapling for Moderate Juvenile and Early Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Cautions and Patient Selection Criteria.
Bumpass DB, Fuhrhop SK, Schootman M, Smith JC, Luhmann SJ
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Dec; 40(24)E1305-14. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001135.

PMID:
    26655807
    [PubMed - in process]
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Delayed Wound Dehiscence of Anterior Knee Incisions in Patients Aged 20 Years and Younger: A Comparison of Subcutaneous Skin Closure.
Salib CG, Smith JC, Siow N, Luhmann SJ
J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Dec 8;

PMID:
    26650578
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The Classification for Early-onset Scoliosis (C-EOS) Correlates With the Speed of Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR) Proximal Anchor Failure.
Park HY, Matsumoto H, Feinberg N, Roye DP, Kanj WW, Betz RR, Cahill PJ, Glotzbecker MP, Luhmann SJ, Garg S, Sawyer JR, Smith JT, Flynn JM, Vitale MG
J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Nov 13;

PMID:
    26566066
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Genetic Risk for Aortic Aneurysm in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Haller G, Alvarado DM, Willing MC, Braverman AC, Bridwell KH, Kelly M, Lenke LG, Luhmann SJ, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Sep 2; 97(17)1411-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.O.00290.

PMID:
    26333736
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Radiographic Assessment of Shoulder Position in 619 Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients: Can T1 Tilt Be Used as an Intraoperative Proxy to Determine Postoperative Shoulder Balance?
Luhmann SJ, Sucato DJ, Johnston CE, Richards BS, Karol LA
J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 May 4;

PMID:
    25955167
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Arthroscopic Lateral Retinacular Release in Adolescents With Medial Patellofemoral Ligament-centered Knee Pain.
Blackman AJ, Smith JC, Luhmann SJ
J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Apr-May; 36(3)268-73. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000445.

PMID:
    25851673
    [PubMed - in process]
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A Comparative Analysis of International Knee Documentation Committee Scores for Common Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Injuries.
Rothermich MA, Nepple JJ, Raup VT, O'Donnell JC, Luhmann SJ
J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Apr-May; 36(3)274-7. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000442.

PMID:
    25812146
    [PubMed - in process]
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The fellowship match process: the history and a report of the current experience.
Cannada LK, Luhmann SJ, Hu SS, Quinn RH
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jan 7; 97(1)e3. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01251.

PMID:
    25568401
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Treatment of femur fractures in young children: a multicenter comparison of flexible intramedullary nails to spica casting in young children aged 2 to 6 years.
Heffernan MJ, Gordon JE, Sabatini CS, Keeler KA, Lehmann CL, O'Donnell JC, Seehausen DA, Luhmann SJ, Arkader A
J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Mar; 35(2)126-9. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000268.

PMID:
    25105984
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acute compartment syndrome after intramedullary nailing of isolated radius and ulna fractures in children.
Blackman AJ, Wall LB, Keeler KA, Schoenecker PL, Luhmann SJ, O'Donnell JC, Gordon JE
J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Jan; 34(1)50-4. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31829527de.

PMID:
    23812132
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A treatment algorithm for stable slipped capital femoral epiphysis deformity.
Schoenecker PL, Gordon JE, Luhmann SJ, Dobbs MB, Keeler KA, Clohisy JC
J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul-Aug; 33 Suppl 1S103-11. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31829774d6.

PMID:
    23764781
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intraoperative anaphylaxis secondary to intraosseous gelatin administration.
Luhmann SJ, Sucato DJ, Bacharier L, Ellis A, Woerz C
J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul-Aug; 33(5)e58-60. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e3182857d88.

PMID:
    23752162
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Building consensus: development of a Best Practice Guideline (BPG) for surgical site infection (SSI) prevention in high-risk pediatric spine surgery.
Vitale MG, Riedel MD, Glotzbecker MP, Matsumoto H, Roye DP, Akbarnia BA, Anderson RC, Brockmeyer DL, Emans JB, Erickson M, Flynn JM, Lenke LG, Lewis SJ, Luhmann SJ, McLeod LM, Newton PO, Nyquist AC, Richards BS 3rd, Shah SA, Skaggs DL, Smith JT, Sponseller PD, Sucato DJ, Zeller RD, Saiman L
J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul-Aug; 33(5)471-8. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e3182840de2.

PMID:
    23752142
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A randomized controlled trial of cast versus splint for distal radial buckle fracture: an evaluation of satisfaction, convenience, and preference.
Williams KG, Smith G, Luhmann SJ, Mao J, Gunn JD 3rd, Luhmann JD
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 May; 29(5)555-9. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31828e56fb.

PMID:
    23603644
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Tapping insertional torque allows prediction for better pedicle screw fixation and optimal screw size selection.
Helgeson MD, Kang DG, Lehman RA Jr, Dmitriev AE, Luhmann SJ
Spine J. 2013 Aug; 13(8)957-65. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.03.012.

PMID:
    23602374
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The utility of erythrocyte sedimentation rate values and white blood cell counts after spinal deformity surgery in the early (≤3 months) post-operative period.
Kuhn MG, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, O'Donnell JC, Luhmann SJ
J Child Orthop. 2012 Mar; 6(1)61-7. doi: 10.1007/s11832-012-0394-2.

PMID:
    23450140
    [PubMed]
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Significant change or loss of intraoperative monitoring data: a 25-year experience in 12,375 spinal surgeries.
Raynor BL, Bright JD, Lenke LG, Rahman RK, Bridwell KH, Riew KD, Buchowski JM, Luhmann SJ, Padberg AM
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Jan 15; 38(2)E101-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31827aafb9.

PMID:
    23124262
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reliability of radiographic measures for infantile idiopathic scoliosis.
Corona J, Sanders JO, Luhmann SJ, Diab M, Vitale MG
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jun 20; 94(12)e86. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.00311.

PMID:
    22717838
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

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.

This physician reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2015.

Company Name: Medtronic

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $1,000 - $10,000

Speaker Fees: $25,001 - $50,000

Reporting Date: May 01, 2016


Company Name: Stryker

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $50,001 - $100,000

Reporting Date: May 01, 2016