Scheuermann's kyphosis.

  title={Scheuermann's kyphosis.},
  author={Thomas G. Lowe},
  journal={Neurosurgery clinics of North America},
  volume={18 2},
Scheuermann's disease is the most common cause of structural kyphosis in adolescents. The kyphotic deformity is frequently attributed to "poor posture," resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment. Indications for treatment remain somewhat debated, because the true natural history of the disease has not been clearly defined. Brace treatment is almost always successful in patients with kyphosis between 55 degrees and 80 degrees if the diagnosis is made before skeletal maturity. Kyphosis greater… CONTINUE READING
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