Scoliosis Treatments for Children Great Falls MT

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Theresa Marie Welsh, MD
(406) 727-7171
2012 14th St SW
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jeffrey P Hinz
(406) 268-1600
1600 Division Rd
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Sarah Roos Kenney
(406) 268-1729
2903 Park Garden Ln
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Theresa Marie Welsh
(406) 727-7171
2012 14th St SW
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Mark Adams Becker, MD
(916) 789-4160
2204 Beech Dr
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jeffrey Paul Hinz, MD
(406) 454-2171
2722 Fern Dr
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1973

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Robert R Hackford, MD
(406) 454-2171
2809 Acacia Way
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1972

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Daniel G McAllister, MD
(406) 799-8642
1124 22nd Ave SW
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr. Michael K Garver
(406) 268-1600
1600 Division Rd
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sarah Roos Kenney, MD
(406) 268-1729
2903 Park Garden Ln
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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