Scoliosis Treatments for Children Godfrey IL

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Dr. Linnette S Maier Houston
Godfrey, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Klucka Mark T Do - Gastroenterogy-Board Certified
(618) 465-2761
2 Saint Anthonys Way
Alton, IL
 
Babb Michelle M MD
(618) 463-8515
1 Professional Drive Suite 260
Alton, IL
 
Kathie R Wuellner, MD
(618) 463-0770
2 Memorial Dr Ste 120
Alton, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Alton Mem Hosp, Alton, Il
Group Practice: Riverbend Physicians & Surgeons Sc

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Kelly J Lindsey, MD
(614) 293-3801
17 River Reach Ct Apt A
Alton, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1985

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Etling Jennifer MD
(618) 463-8660
1 Professional Drive
Alton, IL
 
Kliefoth James MD
(618) 463-8660
1 Professional Drive
Alton, IL
 
Dr. Beth Ann Donnelly
(320) 202-8949
3490 Humbert Rd
Alton, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Laws Michael H MD
(618) 463-8660
1 Professional Drive
Alton, IL
 
James Irvin Hudson, MD
(615) 385-0933
533 E 3rd St
Alton, IL
Specialties
Preventive Medicine, Public Health And General Preventive Medecine, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1952

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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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