Scoliosis Treatments for Children Oswego NY

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Abu-Sbaih Yousef Md PC
(315) 342-4510
86 West Oneida Street
Oswego, NY
 
Dr. Young Hee Kim
(315) 343-4199
50 W Utica St
Oswego, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

CAPT Matthew John Liepke, MD
(315) 343-6974
33 E Schuyler St
Oswego, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr. Charmaine C Baker
(315) 342-7997
PO Box 4068H
Oswego, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Vilma Junio Legaspi, MD, FAAP
(315) 342-4217
335 W 1st St
Oswego, NY
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Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1994

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Elie R Gonzales, MD
(315) 342-4217
335 W 1st St
Oswego, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Female
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Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1975
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Hospital: Oswego Hospital, Oswego, Ny

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Aronowitz Jesse N MD
(315) 207-9066
105 County Route 45A
Oswego, NY
 
David Alan Stephens, MD
(315) 343-7175
4 Primrose Path
Oswego, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr. Vilma Junio Legaspi
(315) 342-4217
335 W 1st St
Oswego, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Charmaine C Baker, MD
(315) 342-7997
PO Box 4068H
Oswego, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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