Scoliosis Treatments for Children Lake Oswego OR

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Howard A Davidson, MD
(503) 690-8195
1881 NW 185th Ave
Aloha, OR
Business
Tanasbourne Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Mary Fowler Burchell, MD
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr. Bruce Jordan Birk
(281) 376-0707
4103 Mercantile Dr
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Jeffrey Ernest Hoffman
(503) 635-3743
16463 Boones Ferry Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Karla Renee Kitch
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Anita Tam Su, MD
(503) 238-6233
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hong Kong, Fac Of Med, Hong Kong
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr. Donald Palmer
(503) 635-3743
16463 Boones Ferry Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr.Laura Dahl
(503) 227-0671
4103 Mercantile Drive
Lake Oswego, OR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Bonnie Jean Aust, MD
4925 Cascara Ln
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr. Robert A Mendelson
(610) 434-9948
4103 Mercantile Dr
Lake Oswego, OR
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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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