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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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In brief: Roundback

Scheuermann disease or juvenile kyphosis usually developes in adoleescence.
Usually 3 or more contiguous thoracic vertebrae wedged anteriorly narrowing of intervening disc spaces. The round back may be mild or more severe.Usually more cosmetic issue than one of pain. Spinal fusion can be performed to halt or partially correct thdeformity Adult Schuermann disease may demonstrate kyphosis and pain.

In brief: Roundback

Scheuermann disease or juvenile kyphosis usually developes in adoleescence.
Usually 3 or more contiguous thoracic vertebrae wedged anteriorly narrowing of intervening disc spaces. The round back may be mild or more severe.Usually more cosmetic issue than one of pain. Spinal fusion can be performed to halt or partially correct thdeformity Adult Schuermann disease may demonstrate kyphosis and pain.
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