Scoliosis Treatments for Children Fairbanks AK

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Dr. Ronald Scott Wells
(617) 522-2316
1060 Gaffney Rd
Fort Wainwright, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Taylor Robert W MD FACS
(907) 452-4900
1867 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
 
Dr. Mishelle A Nace
(907) 459-3500
1001 Noble St Ste 350
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr.Mishelle Nace
(907) 459-3520
1001 Noble St # 350
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Rothrock Irvin A MD
(907) 452-1739
1919 Lathrop Street Suite 220
Fairbanks, AK
 
Ronald Scott Wells, MD
1060 Gaffney Rd
Fort Wainwright, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 2000

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Walker Enlow MD
(907) 452-1761
1919 Lathrop Street
Fairbanks, AK
 
Dr. John Alan Mac Farlane
(907) 452-7060
542 4th Ave Ste 230
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Harry James Jordan, MD
(902) 456-4025
1008 16th Ave Ste 100
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1966

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Odom David M MD
(907) 457-7546
3509 International Street
Fairbanks, AK
 
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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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