Scoliosis Treatments for Children Arlington Heights IL

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Sofia Salituro, MD
(847) 272-1005
4113 Dundee Rd
Northbrook, IL
Business
Sanders Court Pediatrics Ltd
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dr. Wynn Sheade
(847) 358-3456
379 N Pondview Dr
Palatine, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Violeta John Komotos, MD
(847) 397-0694
5804 Highland Dr
Palatine, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr. Christine Mai Duong
(847) 359-5000
500 N Hicks Rd Ste 110
Palatine, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Alireza R Zand
(847) 882-2600
Palatine, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Wynn Sheade, MD
(847) 358-3456
379 N Pondview Dr
Palatine, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Sherman Hosp, Elgin, Il; St Alexius Med Ctr, Hoffman Ests, Il
Group Practice: Associates IN Pediatrics

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MRI of Arlington Heights
(847) 228-0834
2100 Golf Road Suite 100
Rolling Mdws, IL
 
Dr. Marc Howard Nudelman
(847) 228-0460
Palatine, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. David Don Jung
Rolling Meadows, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Larysa Tarashevska Wickman
(847) 963-8418
Apt 1D 4607 Kings Walk Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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