Scoliosis Treatments for Children Mcpherson KS

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McPherson Surgery Association
(620) 241-0917
1000 Hospital Drive
Mcpherson, KS
 
Larzalere James R MD
(620) 241-4272
1233 North Main Street
Mcpherson, KS
 
Matthew James Moll, MD
4626 E Willow Point Ct
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Dr. Tara D Pridgett
(785) 271-1524
3500 SW 6th Ave
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Pediatrics

O Keith Enlow, DO
(913) 764-7060
401 S Clairborne Rd Ste 200
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1978

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Gaeddert Wade A MD
(620) 245-0148
1000 Hospital Drive
Mcpherson, KS
 
Mala Bhagat, MD
(718) 240-5364
5808 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Gsvm Med Coll, Kanpur Univ, Kanpur, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mitzi S Scotten, MD, FAAP
(816) 224-4404
5808 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1993

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Davis Bradley E MD
(913) 438-3833
10550 Quivira Road Suite 105
Lenexa, KS
 
Marsha Ann Dannenberg, MD
(816) 942-8644
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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