Scoliosis Treatments for Children Reno NV

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Saint Mary's Health Network - Scheduling- Saint Ma
(775) 770-3187
235 West 6th Street
Reno, NV
 
Reno Radiological Associates CHTD - Washoe Imaging
(775) 982-5087
350 West 6th Street Suite A
Reno, NV
 
Dr. Stephen Richard Missall
(775) 770-6550
PO Box 3199
Reno, NV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Diagnostic Breast Care Center
(775) 356-5800
2345 East Prater Way Suite 115
Reno, NV
 
Dr. Kathryn Hoy Eckert
(718) 470-3330
PO Box 2350
Reno, NV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Washoe Medical Center South Meadows - Imaging Serv
(775) 982-7160
10101 Double R Boulevard
Reno, NV
 
Stephen Richard Missall, MD
(775) 770-6550
PO Box 3199
Reno, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1967

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Cheryl R Medlin Robinson, MD
(281) 440-2809
Reno, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1983

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West Bud A MD - Billing & Insurance
(775) 323-3139
343 Elm Street Suite 204
Reno, NV
 
Anjubal K Riar, MD, FAAP
(775) 784-7500
15 E 2nd St Ste 302
Reno, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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