Painful adult thoracic Scheuermann's disease. Diagnosis by discography and treatment by combined arthrodesis.

@article{Winter1996PainfulAT,
  title={Painful adult thoracic Scheuermann's disease. Diagnosis by discography and treatment by combined arthrodesis.},
  author={Robert B. Winter and Kurt P. Schellhas},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={1996},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={783-6}
}
This is the case report of a 42-year-old woman with chronic thoracic pain, nonradicular and refractory to all nonoperative treatment. Radiographs showed the classic findings of Scheuermann's disease, but without abnormal kyphosis. Magnetic resonance imaging scans showed multilevel thoracic disc degeneration typical of long-term Scheuermann's disease. Thoracic discography revealed concordant pain at T6-7 and T7-8. Treatment consisted of an anterior fusion, T5-11, and posterior fusion of T3… CONTINUE READING

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