Scoliosis Treatments for Children Mustang OK

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Dr. Donna Raye Cosby
(405) 636-1906
Mustang, OK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Donna Raye Cosby, MD
(405) 636-1906
500 Park Pl
Mustang, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Central Oklahoma Medical Group

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Alecia A Hanes, MD
(405) 354-0200
508 W Vandament Ave Ste 210
Yukon, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Yukon Pediatrics

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Javier A Flores, MD
(405) 350-3000
415 E Main St Ste 2B
Yukon, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1994

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Yukon Open MRI
(405) 350-6860
1751 Garth Brooks Boulevard
Yukon, OK
 
Donna Raye Cosby
(405) 376-5439
500 Park Pl
Mustang, OK
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Catherine Barrett Flores, MD
(405) 350-3000
415 E Main St Ste 2B
Yukon, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Javier Flores
(405) 350-3000
Bldg B, 415 East Main Street
Yukon, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dina M Bowen, MD
(405) 717-5404
1205 Health Center Pkwy Ste 100
Yukon, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok; Lakeside Womens Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Yukon Pediatrics

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Martha B Arambula
(405) 717-5405
1205 Health Center Pkwy
Yukon, OK
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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