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Scheuermann's disease


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(shoi-er-manz)

a disorder of spinal growth, arising in adolescence, in which three or more vertebrae, usually in the thoracic spine, become wedge-shaped, resulting in backache and exaggerated outward curvature of the spine (kyphosis). [H. W. Scheuermann (1877–1960), Danish surgeon]

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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