Scoliosis Treatments for Children Milwaukee WI

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Alan A DeAngelis, MD
(262) 251-7500
N84 W16889 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI
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Advanced Healthcare Menomonee Falls Clinic
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Pediatrics

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Dr.George V. Chandy
(414) 344-5040
635 N 35th St
Milwaukee, WI
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M
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Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael James Trias, MD
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1999

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Rodney Richard Mayhorn, MD
(414) 933-2009
933 N 29th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2002

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Christopher Donohoe, MD
(414) 935-8000
3522 W Lisbon Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 2001

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Christopher Donohoe
(414) 935-8000
3522 W Lisbon Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Amy Michelle Lautz, MD
(414) 266-2000
1622 N 58th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2003

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Anthony Coe, MD
(414) 342-3337
756 N 35th St
Milwaukee, WI
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Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1956

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Asheesh Mehrotra, MD
635 N 35th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kgs Med Coll, Univ Of Lucknow, Lucknow, Up, India
Graduation Year: 2000

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Ma Remedios Quejada-Baylon
(414) 342-2511
756 N 35th St
Milwaukee, WI
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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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