Scoliosis Treatments for Children North Augusta SC

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Malcolm Keith Brenner, MD
(706) 721-3626
105 Snow Hill Ct
North Augusta, SC
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Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of London Fac Med-Westminster Med Sch (See 917-07)
Graduation Year: 1975

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Michelle Game Brenner, MD
North Augusta, SC
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Pediatrics
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Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.JOHN ALLEN
(803) 510-0007
536 West Martintown Road
North Augusta, SC
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M
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Pediatrician
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Dr. Dyan Michelle Spinnato
(706) 738-9110
North Augusta, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Michelle Game Brenner
North Augusta, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

John David Allen
(803) 510-0007
536 West Martintown Rd
North Augusta, SC
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Dr. Matthew Taylor Clark
North Augusta, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dyan Michelle Spinnato, MD
(803) 279-9666
208 Oakhurst Dr
North Augusta, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1997

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Matthew Taylor Clark, MD
(706) 721-9442
210 Cadada Ct
North Augusta, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1995

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Graybeal Michael L CDE
(706) 722-0463
820 Saint Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA
 
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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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