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Non-operative strategies for early onset scoliosis was the topic of an international lecture by Richard Menger, M.D., M.P.A., director of the USA Health Spine Institute.

Published May 25th, 2021

By Casandra Andrews

Richard Menger, M.D., M.P.A., chief of complex spine surgery for USA Health, recently delivered an invited lecture on non-operative strategies for early onset scoliosis to the Pakistan Spine Society.

Menger is director of the USA Health Spine Institute that specializes in operative and non-operative treatment of spinal deformity and scoliosis in children and adults. He has a specific focus on complex spinal reconstructions for scoliosis/spinal deformity in children and adults. He performs state-of-the-art minimally invasive spinal procedures (MIS) and has special expertise in the entire spectrum of conservative and surgical management of pediatric scoliosis.

Menger works in collaboration with the pediatric orthopedic team at USA Health and Prasit Nimityongskul, M.D., professor of orthopaedic surgery at the USA College of Medicine, who has been a leader in pediatric spine surgery for more than 30 years.

Menger completed the Advanced Pediatric Orthopedic Spinal Deformity Fellowship at Columbia University at the Children's Hospital of New York and an enfolded fellowship in neurosurgical spine surgery.

The North American Spine Society is the premier professional spine society with nearly 8,000 neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and physiatrist members. Menger has been selected to serve on the Spinal Deformity Committee for a two-year period.

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