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Wolfson Children's Hospital Spine Defects

Spine Defects

From defects present at birth to sports-related or traumatic injuries, we treat a wide range of spinal conditions that affect children. Our expert team at Wolfson Children’s evaluates and treats both common and complex pediatric spinal conditions with the goal of finding the most effective treatment for your child.

Spine Center

Neurosurgery:  904.633.0780
Orthopedics:  904.697.3600

Why Wolfson

Spine treatment in children is highly specialized since their bones are still growing. That's why you need the expertise at Wolfson Children's. Feel good knowing that we have one of the best neurosurgery programs in the nation and the only orthopedic surgeons in the region who have additional pediatric fellowship training. Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 best children’s hospitals in the nation for orthopedics and for neurosurgery.

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Power of Collaboration

Children with spinal conditions receive coordinated care from a full array of pediatric specialists who work together toward the best possible outcome for your child.

Bone and Soft Tissue Spine Conditions

Spinal Cord Conditions

Contact: Stys Neuroscience Institute 904.633.0780

  • Congenital spinal disorders
  • Craniocervical instability
  • Herniated discs
  • Spina bifida (neural tube defect)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine trauma
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered spinal cord
  • Vascular malformations

Bone, Disc and Soft Tissue Spine Conditions

Contact: Orthopedics 904.697.3731

  • Fractures
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Spine Center

Neurosurgery:  904.633.0780
Orthopedics:  904.697.3600

Wolfson Children’s Hospital Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville

Wolfson Children's Hospital provides orthopedic spine services in partnership with Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville. Learn more

Treatments We Offer

Depending on your child’s individual needs, we offer a range of advanced treatments, including surgical and non-surgical options, rehabilitative therapy and follow-up care.


Wolfson Children’s is a national leader in both minimally invasive and highly complex orthopedic and neurological surgeries. Our state-of-the-art operating rooms are specially equipped with sophisticated imaging equipment that allows surgeons to precisely guide and verify intricate spine repairs, all leading to better outcomes.


Wolfson Children's Rehabilitation provides comprehensive, family-centered services to children with neurological, spinal or musculo-skeletal impairments due to injury, illness or congenital (at birth) developmental conditions.

Programs and Services

Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy Center

Learn how our Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy Center team diagnoses and prepares for newborns with neural tube defects and other congenital anomalies.

Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children

A medical home for children with complex medical conditions, particularly those who are dependent on medical technology.

Wheelchair and Equipment Clinic

Children with spine conditions that have mobility issues can benefit greatly from our regularly scheduled clinic with our rehab team.

Our Team

Experienced pediatric neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, rehabilitation therapists and others work together to care for your child’s specific needs.


The Spine Center serves children from North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Wolfson Children's is located on the south bank of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.