Scoliosis Treatments for Children Morrison CO

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Dr. Lawrence Stuart Waldman
Morrison, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Lawrence Stuart Waldman, MD
(303) 697-3054
PO Box 900
Morrison, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1968

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Sharisse Marie Arnold, MD
(720) 922-3260
1 Marsh Hawk Ln
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1991

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Ronald Dean Holmes, MD
(303) 869-2121
35 Mountain Pine Dr
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1968

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Littleton Pediatric Medical Center
(303) 979-1234
8340 Sangre De Cristo Road
Littleton, CO
 
Dr. Mark Stuart Brown
Morrison, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Sarah Vanscoy
(303) 979-1234
8340 Sangre de Cristo Rd
Littleton, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Melvin Harold Weiner, MD
(303) 791-9999
8340 S Sangre De Cristo R
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1967

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Julie R Becker Cordova, MD
8340 Sangre de Cristo Rd
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr. Julie R Becker Cordova
(602) 546-0224
8340 Sangre de Cristo Rd
Littleton, CO
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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