Scoliosis Treatments for Children Kailua Kona HI

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Dr. Marta Lynn Derieg
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Marta L DeRieg
(808) 329-7067
76-6225 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

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Wesley Jitsuo Sugai, MD
(808) 329-7719
75-5591 Palani Rd Ste 3001
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1983

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Wesley Jitsuo Sugai
(808) 329-7719
75-5591 Palani Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Robert E Meyer
(808) 334-4400
75-184 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Robert Edward Mines Jr, MD
(808) 329-4577
76-6279 Kololia St
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp -Oakland, Oakland, Ca; Alta Bates Med Ctr -Ashby Cam, Berkeley, Ca
Group Practice: North Oakland Pediatric Group

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Holly Anne Wesolowski, MD
(502) 767-1860
76-6246 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Dr. Robert Harold Laird
(808) 329-7067
76-6225 Kuakini Hwy Ste C101
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Robert Harold Laird, MD
(808) 329-7067
76-6225 Kuakini Hwy Ste C101
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968

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Marta Lynn Derieg, MD
(808) 329-7067
76-6225 Kuakini Hwy Ste C101
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
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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