Lumbar Scheuermann's: A Clinical Series and Classification

@article{Blumenthal1987LumbarSA,
  title={Lumbar Scheuermann's: A Clinical Series and Classification},
  author={Scott L. Blumenthal and James Roach and J A Herring},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1987},
  volume={12},
  pages={929–932}
}
Scheuermann's disease of the thoracic spine is a well-defined entity, although its exact etiology is unknown. In the thoracolumbar or lumbar spine however, the criteria are much less strict for the application of this eponym. A retrospective review of all the cases of lumbar Scheuermann's disease seen at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital revealed two distinct radiographic pictures. These consisted of a “classic” Scheurermann's and an “atypical” type characterized by vertebral end plate changes… 
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