Scoliosis Treatments for Children Hazelwood MO

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Paul S Simons, MD
(314) 535-7855
4488 Forest Park Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Forest Park Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dr. Judith M Stucki Simeon
(314) 895-3777
755 Dunn Rd Ste 100
Hazelwood, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Randy Agolia, MD
755 Dunn Rd Ste 140
Hazelwood, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1995

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Richard David Knight, MD
(314) 921-4500
755 Dunn Rd Ste 120
Hazelwood, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr. Ananda De Silva
(314) 731-5555
6308 Hazelwest Ct Ste 200
Hazelwood, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Earline Abigail Brownridge
(314) 731-1299
637 Dunn Rd
Hazelwood, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Ananda De Silva, MD
(314) 731-5555
6308 Hazelwest Ct Ste 200
Hazelwood, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Colombo, Fac Of Med, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Graduation Year: 1968

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Seth Jonathan Brownridge
(314) 731-1299
637 Dunn Rd
Hazelwood, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Earline A Brownridge
(314) 731-1299
637 Dunn Rd Ste 144
Hazelwood, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Earline A Brownridge, MD
(314) 731-1299
637 Dunn Rd Ste 144
Hazelwood, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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