Scoliosis Treatments for Children Gillette WY

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Dr. Robert Kurt Gillette
(585) 275-7844
2805 Cedar Ave
Gillette, WY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Laura M Flanagan
(307) 682-7009
109 W Lakeway Rd Ste B
Gillette, WY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Schultz Pennie MD
(307) 687-1300
1308 West 4th Street
Gillette, WY
 
Julie Shibata Fall, MD
(307) 687-1300
1308 W 4th St
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1981

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Gillette Medical Imaging Billing
(307) 682-3078
222 South Gillette Avenue
Gillette, WY
 
Robert Kurt Gillette, MD
2805 Cedar Ave
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Linda Ammari
(307) 686-4900
1300 West 4th Street
Gillette, WY
Gender
F
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: Abc Ped.S
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Lisa Anne Malody, MD
(307) 682-7661
407 S Medical Arts Ct Ste F
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Campbell County Mem Hosp, Gillette, Wy
Group Practice: Antelope Medical Consultants

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(307) 682-7661
407 South Medical Arts Court
Gillette, WY
 
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(307) 686-4900
1300 West 4th
Gillette, WY
 
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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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