Scheuermann’s disease is a self-limiting skeletal disorder of childhood. Scheuermann’s disease describes a condition where the vertebrae grow unevenly with. Thoracic Scheuermann’s Kyphosis. most common form. Thoracolumbar/lumbar Scheuermann’s Kyphosis. less common; associated with. Abstract Scheuermann kyphosis is a structural deformity of the thoracic or Resumen La cifosis de Scheuermann es una deformidad estructural de la columna.

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Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice an increased curve in your upper back or in your child’s spine.

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Because the disease is often benign, and because back surgery includes many risks, surgery is usually considered a last resort for patients. The diagnosis is usually made on plain film. He was able to return to full activities with no pain several months following the procedure.

Universidad Rovira i Virgili. Possible complications may be inflammation of the soft tissue or deep inflammatory processes, breathing impairments, scheuermnn and nerve injuries, or infection.

McCarthy J, et al. The brace treatment contributes a modest correction of the kyphosis in certain cases, but the series published on surgical and brace treatment have a level of evidence IV, which makes difficult the to do recommendations.

It causes backache and spinal curvature. Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads.

Scheuermann’s disease

The cause is not currently known, and the condition appears to be multifactorial. Of the 12 patients with Scheuermann’s disease, five were operated on; two scheuerkann and three men, with an average age of Patients undergoing surgery for Scheuermann’s disease often need physical therapy to manage pain and mobility, however their range of motion is generally not limited very much.


The Cobb method was used to measure the kyphosis in all the patients, of T5-T D ICD – Diagnosis and management of vertebral compression fractures. Scheuermanns DiseaseJuv osteochondrosis of spineJuvenile osteochondritis of the spine NOSJuvenile osteochondritis of the spine, unspecifiedJuvenile spine osteochond. Scheuermann’s disease is scheueramnn for causing lower and mid-level back and neck pain, which can be severe and disabling. Spinal fusion for kyphosis and scoliosis is dee extremely invasive surgery.

It is often painful and can cause a significant deformity of the spine also known as roundback. Although access to this website is not restricted, the information found here is intended for scheuremann by medical providers.

A clinical series and classification. There are cases of angles of more than degrees, when cardiopulmonary changes are present.

One of the largest debates surrounding Scheuermann’s disease correction is the use of very different correction procedures. Nevertheless, it is typically pain or cosmetic reasons that prompt sufferers to seek help for their condition.

Scheuermann’s disease – Wikipedia

Excess axial spine load due cofosis heavy weightlifting may also contribute. It can occur at any age but is most common in older women.

For this reason, there are many treatment methods and options available that aim to correct the kyphosis while the spine is still growing, and especially aim to prevent it from worsening. It is an observational, descriptive and retrospective study Case series carried out in the period towith a total of 12 patients diagnosed with Scheuermann’s scheueemann, who underwent surgery during the study period.

It is found mostly in teenagers and presents a significantly worse deformity than postural kyphosis. The surgical technique used was vertebral shortening by scheufrmann Ponte osteotomy technique, at the apex of the deformity, accompanied by transpedicular instrumentation and posterior arthrodesis.

Diagnosis requires 5 degrees or more of wedging in at least 3 adjacent Vertebra e Also evaluate for Scoliosis and disc space narrowing. You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here. Juvenile Idiopathic and Scheuermann Kyphosis. As always, surgical intervention should be used as a last resort once conservative treatment fails or the patient’s health is in imminent danger as any surgical procedure is not without risk; however, the chances of complication are relatively low and the surgeries are often successful.


In Germany, a standard treatment for both Scheuermann’s disease and lumbar kyphosis is the Schroth method, a system of specialized physical therapy for scoliosis and related spinal deformities. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Scheuermann’s Kyphosis

None of our patients presented complications during or cfosis the surgery, or at the 6-month follow-up. He has authored nearly a dozen papers on this topic. Mild kyphosis may produce no noticeable signs or symptoms. Thank you for updating your details.

Scheuermann’s Kyphosis – Spine – Orthobullets

This uneven growth results in the signature “wedging” shape of the vertebrae, causing kyphosis. For skeletally mature not growing adolescents and adults, physical therapy that emphasizes strengthening of the extensor muscles of the back and the core muscles of the trunk and anti-inflammatory medication as needed for pain are prescribed. Some individuals will develop stress fractures in the lower back, termed spondylolysis, due to the fact that the lower back hyperextends to compensate for the upper back rounding.

Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians. Imaging Thoracolumbar Xray Lateral: TV” — via YouTube.