Scoliosis Treatments for Children Paradise Valley AZ

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Dr. Louis Gerard Trunzo
(480) 948-8523
10585 N Tatum Blvd Ste D137
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Andreas Schwingshackl
(602) 267-9492
Apt 126 9825 N 70th St
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics

John David Blocher, MD
10585 N Tatum Blvd Ste D137
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1970

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Arizona Arthritis & Rheumatology Associates PC
(480) 443-8400
10599 North Tatum Boulevard Suite F150
Paradise Valley, AZ
 
Keramat Behshad, MD
(602) 249-0212
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1978

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Bennett Ralph MD
(480) 443-8400
10599 North Tatum Boulevard
Paradise Valley, AZ
 
Lawrence Jay Shapiro, MD
(602) 665-6100
5909 N Invergordon Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1959

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Louis Gerard Trunzo, MD, FAAP
(480) 948-8523
10585 N Tatum Blvd Ste D137
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1982

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North Valley Pediatrics
(480) 948-8523
10585 North Tatum Boulevard
Paradise Valley, AZ
 
Carlos A Fajardo, MD, FAAP
9529 N 53rd Pl
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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