Scoliosis Treatments for Children Maryland Heights MO

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Paul S Simons, MD
(314) 535-7855
4488 Forest Park Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Forest Park Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dr. Mara B Chavolla Calderon
Maryland Heights, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Mara B Chavolla Calderon, MD
Maryland Heights, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1988

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Harjot Kaur Singh, MD
(314) 369-5960
2711 Mars Ln Apt 3
Maryland Heights, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr. Karen Lea Whiteside
(314) 454-6006
2366 Villager Park Ct
Maryland Heights, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Susan Claire Conger
(314) 872-6400
11365 Dorsett Rd
Maryland Heights, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Susan Claire Conger, MD
(314) 872-6400
11365 Dorsett Rd
Maryland Heights, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hos, Saint Louis, Mo; St Marys Health Center, Saint Louis, Mo; Missouri Baptist Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo; St Johns Mercy Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Ssm Medical Group

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Rosa M Suarez-Solar
(314) 872-6400
11365 Dorsett Rd
Maryland Heights, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Karen Lea Whiteside, MD
(314) 454-6006
2366 Villager Park Ct
Maryland Heights, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1998

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Susan Conger
(314) 872-6400
11365 Dorsett Rd
Maryland Heights, MO
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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