Treatment approaches for Scheuermann kyphosis: a systematic review of historic and current management.

@article{Huq2019TreatmentAF,
  title={Treatment approaches for Scheuermann kyphosis: a systematic review of historic and current management.},
  author={Sakibul Huq and Jeff Ehresman and Ethan Cottrill and A. Karim Ahmed and Zach Pennington and Erick M. Westbroek and Daniel M. Sciubba},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2019},
  pages={
          1-13
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Scheuermann kyphosis (SK) is an idiopathic kyphosis characterized by anterior wedging of ≥ 5° at 3 contiguous vertebrae managed with either nonoperative or operative treatment. Nonoperative treatment typically employs bracing, while operative treatment is performed with either a combined anterior-posterior fusion or posterior-only approach. Current evidence for these approaches has largely been derived from retrospective case series or focused reviews. Consequently, no consensus… 
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