Scoliosis Treatments for Children Meriden CT

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Sue McIntosh
(203) 453-2013
405 Church St
Guilford, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Cohen Gary M MD
(203) 886-0036
455 Lewis Avenue
Meriden, CT
 
Dr. Larry Deutsch
(860) 237-4000
285 Broad St
Meriden, CT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Kaplan Harold P MD
(203) 886-0036
455 Lewis Avenue
Meriden, CT
 
Durhan Linda S MD
(203) 235-2577
816 Broad Street
Meriden, CT
 
Thomas Flynn
(203) 785-2140
1 Park St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Gastroenterology Specialists PC
(203) 237-2477
455 Lewis Avenue Suite 105
Meriden, CT
 
Dr. Susan Elizabeth Lelko
(203) 238-1256
285 Broad St
Meriden, CT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Ear Nose & Throat Specialists PC
(203) 235-3345
546 South Broad Street Suite 1A
Meriden, CT
 
Larry Deutsch, MD
(860) 237-4000
285 Broad St
Meriden, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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