Scoliosis Treatments for Children Bellaire TX

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Lisa P Rowland, MD
(713) 666-1953
4110 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX
Business
HPA Texas Children's Pediatric Associates
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Supriya Ramanathan, MD
(713) 664-0049
4605 Holt St
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: L T M Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr. Caryn M Cohan
(713) 777-2611
4710 Bellaire Blvd Ste 130
Bellaire, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Alagappan Alagappan, MD
(713) 661-2701
5959 West Loop S Ste 260
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Thanjavur Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Thanjavur, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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Karen Elizabeth Urbani, MD
(713) 442-7150
4536 Beech St
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1985

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Gurney Pearsall Sr. MD
(713) 790-9265
7900 Fannin St
Houston, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dr. Michael Compton Braun
(301) 496-7473
Bellaire, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Durga Annavajjhala, MD
(718) 240-5627
5959 West Loop S Ste 260
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vss Med Coll, Sambalpur Univ, Burla, Orissa, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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Zvi Friedman, MD
(713) 661-2701
5959 West Loop S # 260
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr. Daniel Anthony Deane
(706) 733-6416
Bellaire, TX
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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