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Allen Robert L MD
(812) 375-1550
1405 Washington Street
Columbus, IN
 
Sheehy Joseph C MD
(812) 376-9427
3015 10th Street
Columbus, IN
 
Nancy Scott
(812) 376-9219
1120 N Marr Rd
Columbus, IN
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Pediatrics

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Halstenberg William K MD
(812) 376-9427
3015 10th Street
Columbus, IN
 
Sanders Anthony D FACS
(812) 376-3071
1655 North Gladstone Avenue
Columbus, IN
 
Bruce Alan Davison, MD
(812) 376-9219
1120 N Marr Rd
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
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Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1985

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Darcy Donnamarie MD
(812) 376-9427
3015 10th Street
Columbus, IN
 
Dr. Stephanie J Fangman
(812) 376-9219
1120 N Marr Rd
Columbus, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Quinco Behavioral Health Systems - Bartholomew Cou
(812) 314-3300
720 North Marr Road
Columbus, IN
 
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(812) 376-3100
1655 North Gladstone Avenue
Columbus, IN
 
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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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