Thursday, June 24, 2010

SCHEUERMANN’S KYPHOSIS

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SCHEUERMANN’S KYPHOSIS

 Hitesh Gopalan U, Senthilnathan T, Ramesh Dalwai, Shamsul Hoda
Introduction
Scheuermann disease is a structural kyphosis of the thoracic or thoracolumbar spine, of unknown aetiology, is characterized by vertebral body wedging, thoracic kyphosis of > 40° & > 5° of anterior wedging of 3 consecutive adjacent vertebral bodies at the apex of the kyphosis, having presence of Schmorl’s nodes, irregular endplates, and a narrowing of verterbral disc space, and increased verterbral anterior/posterior diameter at the apex.
see full article at:
http://orthopaedicprinciples.com/2010/06/493/