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Database Registry of Scoliosis in Children with CP

Prospective Database Registry of Scoliosis in Children with Cerebral Palsy


The goal of this study is to monitor long term-outcomes of scoliosis patients who receive surgical treatment, and patients who choose not to have surgery.

Who May Qualify?:

Patients aged 8-21 years diagnosed with cerebral palsy and scoliosis. Patients may be pursuing spinal fusion surgery or have elected not to pursue surgery.

Who Does Not Qualify:

Patients with:

  • previous spine surgeries
  • diagnosis of Rett’s syndrome 
  • concomitant lower extremity surgery
  • Cornelia de Lange syndrome or similar pervasive genetic disorders
  • tethered cord
  • spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Interested in participating?
We are currently recruiting
Study Sponsor:

Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation/Harms Study Group

Full IRB Study Title:
Prospective Database Registry Study of Scoliosis in Children with Cerebral Palsy
IRB Study ID:
If you are interested in this study or have questions about your child's eligibility, please contact:
Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, 330-543-3193 or email
Lead Investigator
Todd Ritzman, MD, FAAOS, FAOA

Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Director, Spine Center; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Fracture ClinicOrthopedicsPediatric Neuromuscular ClinicSkeletal Dysplasia CenterSpine Center