Scoliosis Treatments for Children Kapaa HI

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Dr. Paul Dickinson Ross
(808) 822-2868
5689-B Makamaka St
Kapaa, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Lee A Evslin
(808) 246-0660
1324 Kiowai Pl
Kapaa, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Virginia B Hatch Pigott, MD
(808) 246-1620
3420 Kuhio Hwy Ste B
Lihue, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1996

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Robert D Wotring, MD
(808) 245-1500
3420 Kuhio Hwy Ste B
Lihue, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1989

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Suzanne Marie Nelson, MD
(808) 245-1562
3420 Kuhio Hwy Ste B
Lihue, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1987

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Paul Dickinson Ross, MD
(808) 822-2868
5689-B Makamaka St
Kapaa, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1987

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Lee A Evslin, MD
(808) 246-0660
1324 Kiowai Pl
Kapaa, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1973

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Gregory Walter Young, MD
(808) 245-1562
3420 Kuhio Hwy Ste B
Lihue, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr. Terence John Carolan
(808) 245-8566
2978 Haleko Rd
Lihue, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Katok Ang Chuang, MD
(808) 245-3341
3105 Akahi St
Lihue, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1957

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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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