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Scheuermann’s Disease


Scheuermann’s Kyphosis ICD-9

  • 732.0 Juvenile osteochondrosis of spine; marginal or vertebral epiphysis (of Sheurermann) spine NOS, vertebral epiphysitis

Scheuermann’s Natural History / Etiology

  • thoracic kyphosis >45 degrees with anterior vertebral wedging >5 degrees in  3 sequential vertebrae

Scheuermann’s Treatment

  • Milwaukee extension bracing for curve <75, ant/post  FI for <75

Scheuermann’s Review References

  • Tribus CB, JAAOS 1998;6:36
  • Wenger DR, Spine 1999;24:2630
  • Murray PM, JBJS 1993:75A:236