Scheuermann's disease


Scheuermann's disease
Scheuer·mann's disease 'shȯi-ər-.mänz- n osteochondrosis of the vertebrae associated in the active state with pain and kyphosis
Scheuermann Holger Werfel (1877-1960)
Danish orthopedist. Scheuermann practiced radiology in Copenhagen. He described osteochondrosis of the vertebrae in 1920.

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osteochondritis involving one or more of the vertebrae. The condition often arises in adolescence and causes spinal pain and kyphosis. It usually resolves spontaneously without deformity, causing sclerotic change in the affected bone.
H. W. Scheuermann (1877-1960), Danish surgeon

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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