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Scott J Luhmann, MD

Scott J Luhmann, MD

Dr. Luhmann focuses his practice on 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; and neuromuscular scoliosis. Dr. Luhmann also focuses on sports medicine in the pediatric and adolescent athlete; anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injuries, patellar dislocations/subluxations/instability, osteochondritis dissecans, discoid lateral meniscus, meniscal tears, articular cartilage problems and arthroscopy of the elbow, knee and ankle. Dr. Luhmann is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Orthopedics
48
Male
1997
1997
Orthopedics-Pediatric
Orthopedic Surgery - certified
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
1 Children's Place
1St Floor Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.514.3500
  
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Education

Medical School: University of Minnesota Minneapolis
Internship: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri
Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital St. Louis Missouri
Fellowship: Shriner's Hospital for Children

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-Medicare
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage - Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice PPO - Medicare
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Immobilization After Pinning of Supracondylar Distal Humerus Fractures in Children: Use of the A-frame Cast.McKeon KE, O'Donnell JC, Bashyal R, Hou CC, Luhmann SJ, Dobbs MB, Gordon JE.J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Jan;32(1):e1-5.

PMID:
22173398
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsSafety and accuracy of pedicle screws and constructs placed in infantile and juvenile patients.Harimaya K, Lenke LG, Son-Hing JP, Bridwell KH, Schwend RM, Luhmann SJ, Koester LA, Sides BA.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Sep 15;36(20):1645-51.

PMID:
21673627
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsOutcomes after patellar realignment surgery for recurrent patellar instability dislocations: a minimum 3-year follow-up study of children and adolescents.Luhmann SJ, O'Donnell JC, Fuhrhop S.J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):65-71.

PMID:
21150734
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsValidity and reliability of intraoperative monitoring in pediatric spinal deformity surgery: a 23-year experience of 3436 surgical cases.Thuet ED, Winscher JC, Padberg AM, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Dobbs MB, Schootman M, Luhmann SJ.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15;35(20):1880-6.

PMID:
20802388
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guideline on treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fracture.Kocher MS, Sink EL, Blasier RD, Luhmann SJ, Mehlman CT, Scher DM, Matheney T, Sanders JO, Watters WC 3rd, Goldberg MJ, Keith MW, Haralson RH 3rd, Turkelson CM, Wies JL, Sluka P, McGowan R; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Jul 21;92(8):1790-2. No abstract available.

PMID:
20660244
[PubMed]

Related citationsSpinal fusion for spastic neuromuscular scoliosis: is anterior releasing necessary when intraoperative halo-femoral traction is used?Keeler KA, Lenke LG, Good CR, Bridwell KH, Sides B, Luhmann SJ.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 May 1;35(10):E427-33.

PMID:
20393384
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsComplications after pinning of supracondylar distal humerus fractures.Bashyal RK, Chu JY, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Luhmann SJ, Gordon JE.J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):704-8.

PMID:
20104149
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsUrgent reduction, fixation, and arthrotomy for unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis.Chen RC, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Luhmann SJ, Szymanski DA, Gordon JE.J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):687-94.

PMID:
20104146
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsTreatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures.Kocher MS, Sink EL, Blasier RD, Luhmann SJ, Mehlman CT, Scher DM, Matheney T, Sanders JO, Watters WC 3rd, Goldberg MJ, Keith MW, Haralson RH 3rd, Turkelson CM, Wies JL, Sluka P, Hitchcock K.J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009 Nov;17(11):718-25. Review.

PMID:
19880682
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRevision surgery after primary spine fusion for idiopathic scoliosis.Luhmann SJ, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Schootman M.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Sep 15;34(20):2191-7.

PMID:
19752705
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsAntegrade intramedullary nailing of pediatric femoral fractures using an interlocking pediatric femoral nail and a lateral trochanteric entry point.Keeler KA, Dart B, Luhmann SJ, Schoenecker PL, Ortman MR, Dobbs MB, Gordon JE.J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Jun;29(4):345-51.

PMID:
19461375
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsSurgical treatment of traumatic pediatric humeral diaphyseal fractures with titanium elastic nails.Garg S, Dobbs MB, Schoenecker PL, Luhmann SJ, Gordon JE.J Child Orthop. 2009 Apr;3(2):121-7. Epub 2009 Mar 13.

PMID:
19308623
[PubMed]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsFinancial analysis of circumferential fusion versus posterior-only with thoracic pedicle screw constructs for main thoracic idiopathic curves between 70 degrees and 100 degrees.Luhmann SJ, Lenke LG, Kim YJ, Bridwell KH, Schootman M.J Child Orthop. 2008 Mar;2(2):105-12. Epub 2008 Feb 14.

PMID:
19308589
[PubMed]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsAdolescent patellofemoral pain: implicating the medial patellofemoral ligament as the main pain generator.Luhmann SJ, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Eric Gordon J.J Child Orthop. 2008 Aug;2(4):269-77. Epub 2008 Jun 11.

PMID:
19308554
[PubMed]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsInterobserver and intraobserver reliability in the evaluation of mechanical axis deviation.Gordon JE, Chen RC, Dobbs MB, Luhmann SJ, Rich MM, Schoenecker PL.J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Apr-May;29(3):281-4.

PMID:
19305280
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsGenetic linkage localizes an adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and pectus excavatum gene to chromosome 18 q.Gurnett CA, Alaee F, Bowcock A, Kruse L, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Kuklo T, Luhmann SJ, Dobbs MB.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Jan 15;34(2):E94-100.

PMID:
19139660
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsUse of femoral nerve blocks in adolescents undergoing patellar realignment surgery.Luhmann SJ, Schootman M, Schoenecker PL, Gordon JE, Schrock C.Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2008 Jan;37(1):39-43.

PMID:
18309383
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsManagement of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.Peelle MW, Luhmann SJ.Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Oct;18(4):575-83. Review.

PMID:
17991584
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsA new dynamic foot abduction orthosis for clubfoot treatment.Chen RC, Gordon JE, Luhmann SJ, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB.J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Jul-Aug;27(5):522-8.

PMID:
17585260
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsArthroscopic findings at the time of patellar realignment surgery in adolescents.Luhmann SJ, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Gordon JE.J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Jul-Aug;27(5):493-8.

PMID:
17585255
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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