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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Lifetime of Seeking an Answer Finally Rewarded With a Diagnosis

Stacy Carlson was born with congenital myasthenic syndrome, and although she received a number of opinions throughout her life, it wasn’t until age 44 that she received a definitive diagnosis. It was after her local physician referred her to Andrew Engel, M.D., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, that DNA testing confirmed a particular gene fault responsible [...]

  • Experience and expertise. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have been treating childhood and adolescent scoliosis for more than 70 years. As many as 1,000 children visit Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for scoliosis care each year. About 150 of these patients require scoliosis surgery, which is performed by Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons specializing in child and adolescent spine disorders.
  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Pediatric radiologists at Mayo Clinic use a range of imaging technologies, from digital full-spine X-rays for baseline curve measurement to high-volume CT scans and 3-D spinal modeling for guiding complex surgery in real time. Specialists in pediatric anesthesiology team up with orthopedists in scoliosis surgery.
  • Team approach. Pediatric rehabilitation experts (physiatrists) join other pediatric subspecialists in nonsurgical scoliosis treatment, as well as in surgery planning. Nurse practitioners, social workers, and physical and occupational therapists are also involved in planning and delivering care.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for orthopedics.

Feb. 03, 2012