ACH to start Bentonville pediatric spine clinic.One of a handful of pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
Of or relating to pediatrics. spine specialists statewide soon will be available to children in northwest Arkansas.
Arkansas Children's Hospital Arkansas Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States, serving children from birth to age 21. will be offering a pediatric spine clinic in Bentonville.
ACH plans to open the clinic in mid-May and will bring Dr. Dale Blasier, vice chief of orthopedics at ACH, to the clinic.
Blasier is a pediatric surgeon who has treated a number of spinal deformities and sports injuries including scoliosis, kyphosis kyphosis (kīfō`səs): see hunchback. and spondylolisthesis spondylolisthesis /spon·dy·lo·lis·the·sis/ (-lis´the-sis) forward displacement of a vertebra over a lower segment, usually of the fourth or fifth lumbar vertebra due to a developmental defect in the pars interarticularis. .
The clinic will lease space from The Agility Center, which is at 1504 S.E. 28th St. It will be offered quarterly, Blasier said and ACH plans to see up to 25 children on the first day.
Spinal deformities occur in about one in every 1,000 people statewide, and ACH in Little Rock treats about 1,000 spinal patients annually.
Blasier has been with ACH since 1989.