Scoliosis Treatments for Children Claymont DE

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Dr. Irini Daskalaki
(302) 764-1678
502 Bell Hill Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Pediatrics

DiSanto Joseph MD
(302) 478-7805
3521 Silverside Road Suite 1F
Wilmington, DE
 
Dr.Ilene Boudreaux
(302) 479-5505
3521 Silverside Rd # 1B
Wilmington, DE
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: Christiana Hosp, Newark, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Maya Gupta, MD
(610) 459-2922
8 Penncock Drive
Marcus Hook, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr. Eric Bruce Shapiro
(610) 358-2410
1440 Conchester Hwy
Boothwyn, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Joseph Jordan Storlazzi
(302) 478-1975
2700 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Margaret S Proctor, MD
(302) 478-1975
2700 Silverside Rd Ste 5
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Hosp, Newark, De; Dupont Hosp For Children, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Silverside Medical Ctr

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Debra Rutstein Zussman, MD, FAAP
(302) 529-1054
2627 Epping Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1984

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Ralph Stuart Milner, MD
(302) 479-3937
Naamans Bldg/3501 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De; Dupont Hosp For Children, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Delaware Ophthalmology Conslnt

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Proctor Margaret S MD
(302) 478-1975
2700 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE
 
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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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