Scoliosis Treatments for Children Minot ND

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Saddin M K Fccp
(701) 857-5000
307 5th Avenue Southeast Suite 501
Minot, ND
 
Diana Lynne Peterson, MD
(701) 857-5829
400 Burdick Expy E
Minot, ND
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

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Anthony Anenechukwu Udekwe, MD
400 Burdick Expy E # 103
Minot, ND
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr. Richard E Dormont
(701) 857-5413
PO Box 5010
Minot, ND
Specialty
Pediatrics

LTC Theresa B Sparkman, MD, FAAP
(937) 320-1246
111 Coral Ct
Minot Afb, ND
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jethwa R N MD
(701) 852-4720
20 Burdick Expressway East
Minot, ND
 
Heather Jean Tvedt, MD
(480) 926-3003
26 24th St SW
Minot, ND
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 2000

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Love Thomas MD
(701) 857-5986
101 3rd Avenue Southwest Suite 203
Minot, ND
 
Ketan Bhulabhai Patel, MD
(701) 839-5301
1809 Main St S # A
Minot, ND
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr. Ann Marie Cadwalader
(701) 857-7094
400 Burdick Expy E
Minot, ND
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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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