Scoliosis Treatments for Children Claymont DE

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Robert Scott Walter, MD
(302) 478-1885
4 Quail Ct
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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Christina Marie Wiedl-Schmidt, DO
(302) 425-1819
2407 Driftwood Dr
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Dr. Natalie Marilyn Hayes
(610) 497-2233
3131 Meetinghouse Rd Apt A10
Marcus Hook, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Sarah Rachel Berg
(414) 955-2467
Dupont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Pediatrics

Eric Bruce Shapiro, DO
(610) 358-2410
1440 Conchester Hwy
Boothwyn, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1977

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Joseph Jordan Storlazzi Jr, MD
(302) 478-1975
2700 Silverside Rd Ste 5
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1961

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Jerald Eng
(302) 478-4845
3521 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Pediatrics

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John H Gould
(302) 479-9610
3521 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Joseph Di Santo, MD
(302) 478-7805
3521 Silverside Rd Concord Plz Quillen Bldg
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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