Scoliosis Treatments for Children Forest Grove OR

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Howard A Davidson, MD
(503) 690-8195
1881 NW 185th Ave
Aloha, OR
Business
Tanasbourne Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Charles E Pritchard, DO
(503) 357-2136
637 Meadow View Rd
Forest Grove, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1980

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Katherine Rose Long, MD, FAAP
(503) 359-5778
1911 Mountain View Ln St 300
Forest Grove, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr. Charles E Pritchard Jr
(503) 357-2136
1825 Maple St
Forest Grove, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Nanette Dudley Dahlquist, MD
(503) 640-2757
445 E Main St Ste 100
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr. Charles E Pritchard
(503) 357-2136
637 Meadow View Rd
Forest Grove, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Katherine Rose Long
(503) 359-5778
1911 Mountain View Ln St 300
Forest Grove, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Charles E Pritchard Jr, DO
(503) 357-2136
1825 Maple St
Forest Grove, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1980

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Abtin Keyvan MD
(503) 282-1021
333 Se 7th Ave Suite 4050
Hillsboro, OR
 
Dr. Cynthia Ann Mc Phee
(503) 645-2762
19400 NW Evergreen Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR
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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