Scoliosis Treatments for Children River Falls WI

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Kendra Lynn Gram, MD
(651) 646-1847
1421 Evergreen Dr
River Falls, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr. Kendra Lynn Gram
(651) 646-1847
1421 Evergreen Dr
River Falls, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Kerri Bagnall
(715) 425-6701
1687 E Division St
River Falls, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Kari Mc Intire Campbell, MD
(715) 531-6800
403 Stageline Rd
Hudson, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kari M Campbell
(715) 531-6800
403 Stageline Rd
Hudson, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Heather J Tvedt Davis
(715) 425-6701
1687 E Division St
River Falls, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Kerri Michelle Bagnall, MD
(715) 425-6701
1687 E Division St
River Falls, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr. Kerri Michelle Bagnall
(715) 425-6701
1687 E Division St
River Falls, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Elizabeth M Schertz
(715) 531-6800
403 Stageline Rd
Hudson, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Ray C Hippchen
(715) 377-7629
1708 Hunter Hill Rd
Hudson, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from eOrthopod.com

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