Scoliosis Treatments for Children Canfield OH

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Daniel Patrick Barton, MD
(330) 259-0440
3685 Stutz Dr Ste 101
Canfield, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1997

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B Patrick Brucoli, MD, FAAP
(330) 533-6441
420 Bradford Dr
Canfield, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1959

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Dr. Vinod Kumar Sethi
Canfield, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Danielle Wisenborn Macabobby, MD, FAAP
(330) 498-0537
181 Kings Ln
Canfield, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2002

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Dr. Madeleine Ana Ortiz
Canfield, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. B Patrick Brucoli
(330) 533-6441
420 Bradford Dr
Canfield, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Leroy Richard Eberly
Canfield, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Dianna Tolen
(330) 702-5437
45 Manor Hill Dr Ste 200
Canfield, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Huwaida E Mansour
(330) 841-7737
Canfield, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Niranjan S Patel, MD
(318) 767-2222
6674 Tippecanoe Rd
Canfield, OH
Specialties
Family Practice, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Rapides Reg Med Ctr, Alexandria, La
Group Practice: Pineville Medical Ctr

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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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