Scoliosis Treatments for Children Ridgeland MS

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Dr. Steven Paul Chevalier
(864) 675-1071
610 Abbots Ln
Ridgeland, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Leslie Kay Delaney, MD
(601) 856-2598
297 Highway 51 Ste B
Ridgeland, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 2001

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Makram Raouf Ebeid, MD
(601) 984-5250
205 Westfield Rd
Ridgeland, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Ms
Group Practice: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Dr. Nancy G Wahl
(601) 853-2383
107 Claiborne Chase
Ridgeland, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Makram Raouf Ebeid
(216) 445-6532
Ridgeland, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Donna Sue Tafor
(770) 603-3626
Ridgeland, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Cynthia O'Connor Field
(601) 984-6440
Ridgeland, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jones Leslie L Faap
(601) 856-2598
297 Highway 51
Ridgeland, MS
 
Manisha Sethi, MD
(601) 956-0911
PO Box 3171
Ridgeland, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1998

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Suzanne Burvant Senter, MD
Ridgeland, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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