Scoliosis Treatments for Children Mound MN

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Vicki Thomson
(952) 927-7337
7025 France Avenue South
Edina, MN
Business
Edina Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurance plans accepted. Call to verify that your plan is covered.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Fairview Southdale Hospital, Minneapolis Children's Hospital
Residency Training: University of Minnesota
Medical School: University of Minnesota, 1977
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Physicians Network
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Icelandic,Somali

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Bernadette S Coden-Festin, MD
(952) 993-4900
3007 Harbor Ln N
Plymouth, MN
Business
Park Nicollet Clinic Plymouth
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Anne Marie Benolken, MD
(952) 495-8910
2200 Commerce Blvd
Minnetrista, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michelle Stacey London, MD
(612) 813-6843
Maple Plain, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr. Michelle Stacey London
(612) 813-6843
Maple Plain, MN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Donna Hoffman, MD
(952) 831-4454
3955 Parklawn Ave
Edina, MN
Business
Southdale Pediatrics Associates Edina
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Wayzata Children's Clinic PA
(952) 495-8910
2200 Commerce Boulevard
Mound, MN
 
Dr. Anne Marie Benolken
(952) 495-8910
2200 Commerce Blvd
Minnetrista, MN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Kelly Swearingen Lemieux
(952) 495-8910
Victoria, MN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Keenan Glen Richardson
(952) 476-9938
6925 D Chene Ln
Maple Plain, MN
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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