Scoliosis Treatments for Children Portales NM

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Dr. Omar Mijael Villarroel
(505) 356-6695
1515 W Fir St
Portales, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

Omar Mijael Villarroel, MD
(505) 356-6695
1515 W Fir St
Portales, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr. Salvatore La Fata
(505) 762-4507
2020 Sheffield Dr
Clovis, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

Khuram Arif, MD
Clovis, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1996

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Blas Alfredo MD
(505) 762-9004
2301 North Thomas Street
Clovis, NM
 
Marcia L Moran
(505) 356-6652
42121 Us 70
Portales, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Robert Nmi Gonzalez
(505) 784-6608
208 W Casablanca Cannon Afb
Clovis, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Kathryn Elaine Winters, MD
(505) 762-4455
912 W 21st St
Clovis, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1982

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Luella Maria Guzman, MD
(505) 769-7577
2200 W 21st St
Clovis, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1993

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Smith Cynthia K MD
(505) 769-2689
2000 West 21st Street Suite W1
Clovis, NM
 
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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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