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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
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

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 - in process]
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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. 2017 Jun 13; doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001017.

PMID:
    28614283
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Pediatric Lawnmower Injuries.
Lee TS, Luhmann JD, Luhmann SJ, Quayle KS
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Apr 11; doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001109.

PMID:
    28398934
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 - in process]
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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. 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 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. 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. 2017 Sep; 37(6)381-386. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000682.

PMID:
    26566066
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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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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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Spinal Cord Monitoring Data in Pediatric Spinal Deformity Patients With Spinal Cord Pathology.
Aleem AW, Thuet ED, Padberg AM, Wallendorf M, Luhmann SJ
Spine Deform. 2015 Jan; 3(1)88-94. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2014.06.011.

PMID:
    27927457
    [PubMed - in process]
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Best Practices in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Spine Deformity Surgery: Development of an Intraoperative Checklist to Optimize Response.
Vitale MG, Skaggs DL, Pace GI, Wright ML, Matsumoto H, Anderson RC, Brockmeyer DL, Dormans JP, Emans JB, Erickson MA, Flynn JM, Glotzbecker MP, Ibrahim KN, Lewis SJ, Luhmann SJ, Mendiratta A, Richards BS 3rd, Sanders JO, Shah SA, Smith JT, Song KM, Sponseller PD, Sucato DJ, Roye DP, Lenke LG
Spine Deform. 2014 Sep; 2(5)333-339. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2014.05.003.

PMID:
    27927330
    [PubMed - in process]
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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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Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis in Non-Ambulatory Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy Patients: A Matched Cohort Comparison of Unit Rod Technique and All-Pedicle Screw Constructs.
Fuhrhop SK, Keeler KA, Oto M, Miller F, Dabney KW, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Luhmann SJ
Spine Deform. 2013 Sep; 1(5)389-394. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2013.07.006.

PMID:
    27927398
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 2016.

Company Name: Medtronic

Royalties:

Equity: No

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

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

Reporting Date: May 01, 2017


Company Name: Stryker

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $10,001 - $25,000

Speaker Fees: $10,001 - $25,000

Reporting Date: May 01, 2017