Current Research Studies

Orthopedics – Spine and Chest Wall Deformity Registries

Condition or Therapy:

Spine and chest wall deformities


Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

What is the goal of this study?

The Seattle Children's Orthopedics department has two registries that collect medical information about children with spine and chest wall deformities. This information to help researchers learn about the natural history, outcomes of care, and to better understand which treatments are most beneficial to patients with these conditions.

Who can join the study?

Any patient that is being treated at the Seattle Children’s orthopedic clinic for spine and/or chest wall deformities that are diagnosed with early onset scoliosis.

What will happen if my child takes part in this study?

If you chose to participate, researchers would collect medical information about your child’s diagnosis and treatment from your child’s medical chart. Additionally, you may be asked to complete a questionnaire about their health. This questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and would be given to you at your regular orthopedic office visits.

Who can I contact for more information?

Email our study team.

Study Location(s):

Seattle Children’s Orthopedics and Sport Medicine Clinic

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Klane White