Scoliosis Treatments for Children Deming NM

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Adnan Hasan MD
(505) 546-6577
903 South Gold Avenue
Deming, NM
 
Dr. Mohammad Zia Ullah
(505) 546-6577
903 S Gold Ave
Deming, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

Olubukunola A Adesanya, MD
(505) 544-2800
850 W Florida St
Deming, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ogun State Univ, Coll Of Hlth Sci, Ogun, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr. Hasan Adnan
(505) 546-6577
903 S Gold Ave
Deming, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

Lafon George MD
(505) 546-6548
850 West Florida Street
Deming, NM
 
The Deming Women's Center
(505) 546-6548
850 West Florida Street
Deming, NM
 
Dr. Olubukunola A Adesanya
(505) 544-2800
850 W Florida St
Deming, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

Homsi Bassam MD
(505) 544-7280
122 South Gold Avenue
Deming, NM
 
Hasan Adnan, MD
(505) 546-6577
903 S Gold Ave
Deming, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mimbres Health Maintenance Associates PC
(505) 546-6548
850 West Florida Street
Deming, NM
 
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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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