Scoliosis Treatments for Children Apex NC

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Kimberly G Ramsdell
(919) 303-2255
1031 Pemberton Hill Rd
Apex, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Michael Scott Artman
(919) 786-5001
Apex, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. John Ruan Stephens
(919) 966-3172
385 Farrells Creek Rd
Apex, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

John Ruan Stephens, MD
(919) 966-3172
385 Farrells Creek Rd
Apex, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr. Brian Patrick Bowman
(919) 290-1090
1021 W Williams St Ste 105
Apex, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Virgil Svendsen Steele
(919) 290-1090
1021 W Williams St Ste 105
Apex, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Brian Patrick Bowman, MD
(919) 290-1090
1021 W Williams St Ste 105
Apex, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1998

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Breast Cancer Detection Center
(919) 387-7214
1031 West Williams Street Suite 105
Apex, NC
 
Virgil Svendsen Steele, MD
(919) 290-1090
1021 W Williams St Ste 105
Apex, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1983

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Hugh Murray Powell Jr, MD
(919) 859-6323
1155 Executive Cir
Cary, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1980

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Managing Scoliosis in Young Children

Scoliosis or curvature of the spine can affect young children under the age of five. In this article doctors from the Naval Medical Center in San Diego review what causes this condition and how to treat it. Newer surgical methods of treatment are highlighted. Details of the exam are also included.

Although some cases of early onset scoliosis occur for no apparent reason, most are caused by some other problem. This could be deformity of the vertebra, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, or some other neurologic condition.

MRIs should be done with all young patients whose curves measure 20 degrees or more. The authors suggest this because many of the young children with scoliosis also have hidden spinal cord or brain abnormalities.

Treatment depends on the size of the curve. Curves less than 20 degrees are followed with X-rays every four to six months. If the curve stabilizes, then an exam every one to two years is enough. For curves greater than 20 degrees casting, bracing, or both is advised for at least two years.

If a curve continues to get worse, then surgery to fuse the spine may be needed. The spine does stop growing when fused so this is not the best solution. Another option is the use of "growing rods." Rods are placed on both sides of the spine. The rods are lengthened every six months as the child grows. fusion can be delayed until much later.

What's ahead in the treatment of this problem? The authors say the search is on for better ways to correct...

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