Scoliosis Treatments for Children Donna TX

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Elida Leticia Flores, MD
(956) 464-5809
301 S 17th St
Donna, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Montemorelos, Esc De Med, Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1981

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Maria Joslyn Oakes
(956) 447-4200
512 S Westgate Dr
Weslaco, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Maria Joslyn Oakes, MD
(956) 969-2609
1010 S Airport Dr
Weslaco, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr. Jorge Luis Kutugata
(956) 968-6612
902 S Airport Dr Ste 1
Weslaco, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Aviles Wilfredo MD
(956) 968-3111
1313 East 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 
Dr. Elida Leticia Flores
(956) 782-7729
Donna, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. G Buentello Mercado
(956) 968-9571
1220 E 6th St
Weslaco, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jorge Luis Kutugata, MD
(956) 968-6612
902 S Airport Dr Ste 1
Weslaco, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Nuevo Leon, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr. Jaime Medrano
(956) 973-5024
1525 E 6th St Ste B
Weslaco, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Mario Salvador Escalante
(956) 968-3111
1313 E 6th St
Weslaco, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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