Scoliosis Treatments for Children Sewell NJ

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Joel Mark Fiedler
(856) 435-1300
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Fertels Scott H DO
(856) 582-2000
100 Kings Way East Ste D3
Sewell, NJ
 
Kozakowski Edward Jr MD
(856) 589-6728
445 Hurffville Crosskeys
Sewell, NJ
 
Friedler Susan DO
(856) 863-9999
269 Fish Pond Rd
Sewell, NJ
 
Krol Anna MD
(856) 863-9999
269 Fish Pond Road
Sewell, NJ
 
Folasade I Kehinde, MD
(215) 427-5202
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Dr. Ellen Del Moro
(856) 261-9968
101 Covered Bridge Ct
Sewell, NJ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Kramer Jeffrey H FACC
(856) 582-2000
100 Kings Way East Ste D3
Sewell, NJ
 
Dabrow Michael DO
(856) 589-6728
445 Hurffville Crosskeys
Sewell, NJ
 
Caroline G Kabel-Kotler
(856) 863-9999
269 Fish Pond Rd
Sewell, NJ
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...

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