Scoliosis Treatments for Children Kirkland WA

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Diana S Tattoni
(425) 828-3626
433 State St
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Pediatric Endocrinology

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Dr. Gwen M Glew
(425) 462-1320
3901 97th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Howard Lee Kilburn, MD
(425) 822-4119
207 8th Ave W
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1962

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Dr. Diana S Tattoni
(425) 828-3626
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Diana S Tattoni, MD
(425) 828-3626
433 State St Ste 1
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Central De Venezuela, Esc De Med "luis Razetti", Caracas
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dr. Paymon Elahi
(503) 223-8790
327 7th Ave W
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Robert Ashton Pretlow
(425) 867-1348
5406 Lake Washington Blvd NE Apt K
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Howard Lee Kilburn
(425) 822-4119
207 8th Ave W
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Deck Andrew J MD
(425) 899-5800
13030 121st Way NE Suite 200
Kirkland, WA
 
Gwen M Glew, MD
(425) 462-1320
3901 97th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
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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