Scoliosis Treatments for Children Peru IN

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Sherif Nagy Elmasry, MD
(304) 342-1847
1731 S Lincoln St
Peru, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1984

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Miami County Medical Center
(765) 472-4356
285 West 12th Street Suite 103
Peru, IN
 
Stalker Neil J Faap
(765) 472-4356
285 West 12th Street Suite 102
Peru, IN
 
Sherif Elmasry
(765) 475-0024
655 N Broadway
Peru, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Neil J Stalker II, MD
(765) 472-4356
285 W 12th St Ste 102
Peru, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1976

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Indiana Pediatric Associates LLC
(765) 475-0024
655 North Broadway
Peru, IN
 
Elmasry Sherif MD
(765) 475-0024
655 North Broadway
Peru, IN
 
Richard Keller
(765) 472-4356
285 W 12th St
Peru, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr.Richard Keller
(765) 472-4356
285 W 12th St # 102
Peru, IN
Gender
M
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: Dukes Memorial Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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(765) 472-4356
285 West 12th Street Suite 102
Peru, IN
 
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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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