Scoliosis Treatments for Children Topeka KS

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Michelle Lynn Burtscher, MD
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 2001

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Topeka Urology Clinic PA - Office
(785) 232-1005
1516 Southwest 6th Avenue Suite 1
Topeka, KS
 
Camille S Heeb
(785) 234-4624
631 Sw Horne St
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Arfaei Asghar MD
(785) 234-5480
515 Southwest Horne Street
Topeka, KS
 
Central Urology Clinic
(785) 354-4465
1710 Southwest 10th Avenue Suite 200
Topeka, KS
 
Chandra Kallanaqowdar
(785) 234-4624
631 Sw Horne St
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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MRI Center of Kansas
(785) 232-2674
731 Southwest Mulvane Street
Topeka, KS
 
Chawla Parminder MD
(785) 354-9300
2200 Southwest 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS
 
Dr. Brandan Paul Kennedy
(785) 273-8224
4100 SW 15th St
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Jeffrey David Colvin
(785) 354-5242
1500 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS
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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