Scoliosis Treatments for Children Wheeling WV

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Tellers John G MD
(304) 242-9260
500 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV
 
Pediatric Care
(304) 243-1250
30 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV
 
Charles Henry Staab III, MD
(304) 243-3070
30 Medical Park Ste 223
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1974

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Hossein Yassini Fard, MD
(304) 242-1032
1132 National Rd
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Family Practice, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Persian (Farsi)
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Ohio Valley Med Ctr, Wheeling, Wv; Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, Wv
Group Practice: Hossein Yassini Inc

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Richard R Feder, MD
(304) 232-6918
1300 Market St Ste 404
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.David Mosman
(304) 242-3300
30 Medical Park # 211
Wheeling, WV
Gender
M
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: Wheeling Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Latos D L PHYS
(304) 242-7751
Medical Park
Wheeling, WV
 
Dr. Fredeswinda Galang Mejia
(304) 242-4450
3 Kruger St
Wheeling, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics

David Alexander Mosman
(304) 242-3300
30 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Valley Urology
(304) 243-1412
Medical Park Profess
Wheeling, WV
 
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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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