Scoliosis Treatments for Children Warwick RI

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Joseph M McNamara, MD
(401) 274-1100
101 Dudley St
Providence, RI
Business
Women & Infants Hospital
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Nisbet J Douglas II MD
(401) 738-8800
390 Toll Gate Road Suite 201
Warwick, RI
 
Dr. Alla Matsievskaya
(401) 737-4343
430 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Katzen David R MD
(401) 739-5901
400 Bald Hill Road Suite 527
Warwick, RI
 
Dr. Kelli Ann Naylor
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Zahreddine Nabil S
(401) 732-5600
176 Toll Gate Road # A
Warwick, RI
 
Dr.Maha Ammar
(401) 737-9240
215 Toll Gate Rd # 110
Warwick, RI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Nicholas Munroe Grumbach, MD
(401) 793-8520
400 Bald Hill Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr. Katherine C Castree
(401) 732-5437
400 Bald Hill Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Castree Katherine
(401) 732-5437
400 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI
 
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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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