Kyphosis, Scheuermann disease

Scheuermann disease

Treatment of Scheuermann disease


Congenital vertebral deformities usually present with anterior  vertebraldefects at a younger age, especially when associated with other birth defects (eg, VATER/VACTERL syndrome or CHARGE syndrome).

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CHLA Board Review 2005