Scoliosis Treatments for Children Laconia NH

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Dr. Michele Palella
(845) 279-9652
85 Spring St
Laconia, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Spencer John Brody
(603) 528-5020
61 Beacon St W
Laconia, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Michael Groenke
(603) 524-5151
724 N Main St
Laconia, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr.MICHAEL Groenke
(603) 524-5151
724 North Main Street
Laconia, NH
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
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Pediatrician
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Michael John Groenke, MD
(603) 524-5151
PO Box 637
Laconia, NH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1974

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Lee Raymond Willett, MD
(603) 524-4430
85 Spring St Ste 504
Laconia, NH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1974

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Michele P Abercrombie, MD
(845) 279-9652
85 Spring St
Laconia, NH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michele Palella, MD
(603) 527-7121
85 Spring St
Laconia, NH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1991

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Donald Edward Carey, MD, FAAP
(603) 524-7698
198 Gunstock Hill Rd
Gilford, NH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1955

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Dr. Jean M Petterson
(603) 524-5151
PO Box 637
Laconia, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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