Scoliosis Treatments for Children Oak Ridge TN

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John William Welch, MD
(865) 483-6343
221 W Tyrone Rd
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1974

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Children's Clinic
(865) 481-1000
221 West Tyrone Road
Oak Ridge, TN
 
O'Connor L Thomas MD
(865) 483-1093
800 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN
 
Endoscopy Center of Oak Ridge LLC
(865) 483-4366
988 Oak Ridge Turnpike Suite 220
Oak Ridge, TN
 
Robert G Howard, MD
(865) 483-6343
221 W Tyrone Rd
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Med Ctr Of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, Tn; East Tennessee Childrens Hosp, Knoxville, Tn
Group Practice: Children's Clinic

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Oak Ridge Gastroenterology Associates PC
(865) 483-4366
988 Oak Ridge Turnpike Suite 200
Oak Ridge, TN
 
Harrison Steve MD
(865) 481-1000
990 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN
 
Dialysis Clinic of Oak Ridge
(865) 482-7650
Physicians Plaza
Oak Ridge, TN
 
Febe Iris Wallace, MD
(865) 482-3453
25 Rockingham Ln
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Med Ctr, Rockford, Il
Group Practice: Osf Medical Group-Loves Park

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Dr. Charles Lynn Campbell
(865) 483-6343
221 W Tyrone Rd
Oak Ridge, TN
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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