In this short video, Dr. Justin Roth, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at The Center, provides answers to questions parents and their children often have when first diagnosed with scoliosis, including information about causes, screenings, and current research.

Click here to learn more about the differences between idiopathic scoliosis and other types of scoliosis.

Dr. Roth’s fellowship training in pediatric orthopedics makes him one of Central Oregon’s only experts in treating children with orthopedic conditions of the hip, foot and ankle, and hand, as well as limb and spinal deformity, sports medicine, and neuromuscular disease management. He recognizes that children’s growing bodies require specialized orthopedic care, whether treating a fracture or a complicated medical condition. Some complex conditions require a higher level of care than what is currently available in Central Oregon. In order to treat these pediatric patients, Dr. Roth has staff privileges at Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland.