Scoliosis Treatments for Children Des Moines IA

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The Iowa Clinic
(515) 223-3800
411 Laurel Street Suite 2350
Des Moines, IA
 
Thomas Edward Becker, MD
(515) 288-1097
330 Laurel St Ste 2200
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Pediatric Cardiology

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Lingxiang Zhou, MD
(515) 648-8611
330 Laurel St Ste 2100
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: West China Med Univ, Sichuan Med Coll, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr. Suhaila Siddiqi Hussain
(515) 223-4146
974 73rd St Ste 33
Windsor Heights, IA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Craven David MD
(515) 643-8611
330 Laurel Street Suite 2100
Des Moines, IA
 
Noble George MD
(515) 643-5454
1111 6th Avenue Ofc 200
Des Moines, IA
 
Napa Balasubramanyan, MD
(515) 643-8728
400 University Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Diagnostic Imaging Associates PC
(515) 247-3130
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 
Dick Hugh C MD
(515) 244-5133
1043 5th Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 
William Earl Howard, DO
(515) 643-8611
330 Laurel St Ste 2100
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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