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Scott J. Luhmann, MD

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

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

Organ System Anomalies Associated With Congenital Scoliosis: A Retrospective Study of 305 Patients.
Furdock R, Brouillet K, Luhmann SJ
J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Oct 29; doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001279.

PMID:
    30376499
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Vancomycin Concentrations in Paraspinal Muscles During Posterior Spinal Fusions for Neuromuscular Scoliosis.
Gregory JR, Smith JC, Brown-Riley SM, Elward AM, Luhmann SJ
Spine Deform. 2018 Nov - Dec; 6(6)736-740. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2018.04.001.

PMID:
    30348352
    [PubMed - in process]
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Complications of Posterior Column Osteotomies in the Pediatric Spinal Deformity Patient.
Sze CH, Smith JC, Luhmann SJ
Spine Deform. 2018 Nov - Dec; 6(6)656-661. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2018.03.004.

PMID:
    30348340
    [PubMed - in process]
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Cost analysis of a growth guidance system compared with traditional and magnetically controlled growing rods for early-onset scoliosis: a US-based integrated health care delivery system perspective.
Luhmann SJ, McAughey EM, Ackerman SJ, Bumpass DB, McCarthy RE
Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2018; 10179-187. doi: 10.2147/CEOR.S152892.

PMID:
    29588607
    [PubMed]
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Clinically apparent adverse reactions to intra-wound vancomycin powder in early onset scoliosis are rare.
DeFrancesco CJ, Flynn JM, Smith JT, Luhmann SJ, Sawyer JR, Glotzbecker M, Pahys J, Garg S, Vitale M, Farrington DM, Sturm P, Children’s Spine Study Group.
J Child Orthop. 2017 Dec 1; 11(6)414-418. doi: 10.1302/1863-2548.11.170107.

PMID:
    29263752
    [PubMed]
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Radiographic Outcomes of Shilla Growth Guidance System and Traditional Growing Rods Through Definitive Treatment.
Luhmann SJ, Smith JC, McClung A, McCullough FL, McCarthy RE, Thompson GH, Growing Spine Study Group.
Spine Deform. 2017 Jul; 5(4)277-282. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2017.01.011.

PMID:
    28622904
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nasal Swab Screening for Staphylococcus aureus in Spinal Deformity Patients Treated With Growing Rods.
Luhmann SJ, Smith JC
J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Jun 13; doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001015.

PMID:
    28614287
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Recurrent Patellar Instability: Implications of Preoperative Patellar Crepitation on the Status of the Patellofemoral Articular Cartilage.
Luhmann SJ, Smith JC, Schootman M, Prasad N
J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Jan; 39(1)33-37. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001017.

PMID:
    28614283
    [PubMed - in process]
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Pediatric Lawnmower Injuries.
Lee TS, Luhmann JD, Luhmann SJ, Quayle KS
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Dec; 33(12)784-786. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001109.

PMID:
    28398934
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Preoperative MRSA Screening in Pediatric Spine Surgery: A Helpful Tool or a Waste of Time and Money?
Luhmann SJ, Smith JC
Spine Deform. 2016 Jul; 4(4)272-276. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2015.12.006.

PMID:
    27927516
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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. 2017 Dec; 37(8)e567-e574. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000751.

PMID:
    27043203
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 Sep; 41(17)1387-93. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001531.

PMID:
    26913466
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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. 2017 Dec; 37(8)543-546. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000706.

PMID:
    26650578
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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. 2017 Sep; 37(6)381-386. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000682.

PMID:
    26566066
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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. 2016 Oct-Nov; 36(7)691-4. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000519.

PMID:
    25955167
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Growing Rods Versus Shilla Growth Guidance: Better Cobb Angle Correction and T1-S1 Length Increase But More Surgeries.
Andras LM, Joiner ER, McCarthy RE, McCullough L, Luhmann SJ, Sponseller PD, Emans JB, Barrett KK, Skaggs DL, Growing Spine Study Group.
Spine Deform. 2015 May; 3(3)246-252. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2014.11.005.

PMID:
    27927466
    [PubMed]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company 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 or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals 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 financial interests during calendar year 2017:

Company Name: Medtronic

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $1 - $9,999

Speaker Fees: $10,000 - $19,999

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018


Company Name: Stryker

Royalties: $10,000 - $19,999

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $10,000 - $19,999

Speaker Fees: $20,000 - $39,999

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018


Company Name: Orthopaediatrics

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $1 - $9,999

Speaker Fees: $1 - $9,999

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018