Scoliosis Treatments for Children Mitchell SD

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Heather Page Christianson
(605) 996-6366
1200 E 6th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr.Christine Arnold
(605) 292-0695
1200 S Burr St # B
Mitchell, SD
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 2000
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr. Jennifer Lee Tegethoff
(605) 996-6368
1200 E 6th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Graham ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery
(605) 996-8386
2100 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, SD
 
Dr. Christine Jean Arnold
(605) 996-3380
1200 E 6th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jennifer Keisel Jenson, MD
1200 E 6th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1999
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd

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Bhat Dileep S MD
(605) 996-1216
2200 North Kimball Street Suite 900
Mitchell, SD
 
Campbell Theresa MD
(605) 996-7900
2200 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, SD
 
F M C Family Medical Center
(605) 996-7900
2200 North Kimball Street Suite 400
Mitchell, SD
 
Dr. Jennifer Keisel Jenson
(508) 295-8622
1200 E 6th Ave
Mitchell, SD
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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