Our Experts in Scoliosis Are Here for You

Welcome to the LuskinOIC Pediatric Scoliosis Center

Your patients deserve the highest quality care for scoliosis. That’s why at the LuskinOIC Pediatric Scoliosis Center, we combine the power of leading-edge technology with world-class expertise to treat all degrees of pediatric scoliosis. When you make a referral to LuskinOIC, you can be sure your patient will receive award-winning care that’s tailored to their specific needs.

Referring Physicians: (213) 741-8376

Why Refer Patients with Scoliosis to LuskinOIC?

You can be confident your patients will receive the highest quality care. The LuskinOIC Pediatric Scoliosis Center is equipped with best-in-class technology, including a low-radiation X-ray system designed for diagnosing and monitoring scoliosis in growing kids. This technology, combined with 3D imaging software, helps us diagnose, monitor and plan the best course of treatment for each child.


Other members of the team include:

  • Clinical Coordinator

  • Physical Therapist

  • Nurse Practitioner

  • Pediatric Orthopedist

  • Nurse Coordinator

  • Orthotist

  • Physical Therapist

Treatment for All Types of Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a treatable condition and should not be allowed to become a disabling one. We specialize in diagnosing, managing and treating all types of scoliosis: idiopathic, congenital and neuromuscular. Our specialists will ensure the best possible outcome whether the curve is mild and just needs monitoring, or severe enough that surgery is the best option. When scoliosis is treated correctly, it should not affect a child’s ability to lead a normal life.

A Comprehensive Range of Resources for Physicians, Patients and Families

The LuskinOIC Pediatric Center for Scoliosis offers a comfortable environment for children and families facing scoliosis. The dedicated team provides comprehensive scoliosis treatment, including diagnostic testing with low-radiation X-rays and 3D imaging software, ongoing monitoring for mild curves, bracing for moderate curves, growth-friendly treatment for young patients, surgery for severe curves, and follow-up care during and after recovery. The focus on a specific critical area allows physicians and nurses to provide optimal patient care, leading to an improved patient and family experience. Physical therapy is also available if needed.


To view patient friendly information about scoliosis, visit the patient care pages below

  • Congenital Scoliosis

  • Scoliosis & Kyphosis Brace Wear

  • Scoliosis Surgery


Our Researchers Are Advancing the Treatment of Scoliosis

At the JVL Research Center at LuskinOIC, our biomechanical engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons collaborate regularly to address clinical and surgical problems in the lab. Our team has developed several in vitro models that allow surgeons to compare the effectiveness of various corrective maneuvers in the laboratory. These in vitro models offer the advantage of testing surgical procedures pre-operatively.

Recent clinical research conducted by our scoliosis team has led to improved osteotomy techniques and less blood loss. Our current research projects include federally funded studies on the genetics of scoliosis and a smart implant coating that reduces surgical site infections. The research projects focusing on scoliosis and related surgeries have been published in major international journals.

Downtown LA

J. Vernon Luck SR., MD Research Center

The J. Vernon Luck, Sr., MD Orthopaedic Research Center is located on the Downtown Campus of Orthopaedic Institute for Children, founded as Orthopaedic Hospital in 1911. The Research Center was dedicated to J. Vernon Luck, Sr., M.D., in 1986. The JVL Research Center is internationally recognized for advances in implant performance, including wear, fixation, retrieval analysis, and clinical outcome, as well as fracture, healing and repair.


Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center

It is here that the research activities of Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children and UCLA combine to create the largest collaborative and coordinated orthopaedic research effort in the United States. The partnership enables OIC to greatly expand its musculoskeletal research activities to explore and develop new technologies for the discipline of orthopaedic surgery, in addition to new developments in gene therapy, musculoskeletal oncology, tissue engineering and biomedical engineering.

Make Referrals With Confidence

When you refer a patient and their family to LuskinOIC, you can be sure they’ll receive the highest quality care.

Medical Professional's Help Line: (213) 741-8325

Fax Referals: (213) 741-8338

Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday