Scoliosis Treatments for Children Pierre SD

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Marty L Allison
(605) 945-5901
100 Mac Ln
Pierre, SD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Michelle Leigh Baack, MD
(605) 224-5901
100 Mac Ln
Pierre, SD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr. Michelle Leigh Baack
(605) 224-5901
PO Box 758
Pierre, SD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Pary Jennifer K MD
(605) 217-2667
575 North Sioux Point Road
North Sioux City, SD
 
Dr. James Warren Freese
(304) 242-2303
Ellsworth Afb, SD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Marty Allison, MD
(605) 224-5901
772 E Dakota Ave
Pierre, SD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr. Marty Allison
(605) 224-5901
772 E Dakota Ave
Pierre, SD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Soule Douglas PhD
(605) 782-2000
1310 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Heather Page Christianson
(605) 996-6366
1200 E 6th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Hurley Christopher MD
(605) 328-8500
1500 West 22nd Street Suite 101
Sioux Falls, SD
 
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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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