Scoliosis Treatments for Children Grand Forks ND

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Susan K Zelewski
(701) 780-6000
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
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Pediatrics

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Karilyn K Avery
(701) 780-6000
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Bernard Jerome Hoggarth, MD
(701) 780-6110
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1974

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John Timothy Martsolf, MD
(701) 777-4277
PO Box 9037
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1970

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Clarke Shaun Pa-C
(701) 772-7263
3375 Demers Avenue
Grand Forks, ND
 
Dr.Colleen Swank
(701) 780-6000
1200 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Paul Petry, DO, FAAP
(701) 775-8235
621 Plain Hills Dr
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1996

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Sridevi Gowravaram, MD
(718) 780-1000
Apt 203 560 Carleton Ct
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1994

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Red River Neurology Clinic Limited
(701) 780-1401
2812 17th Avenue South Suite D
Grand Forks, ND
 
Colleen Marie Swank, MD
(701) 780-6110
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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