Articles and Research Studies on Scheuermann's Disease

Below are links to abstracts for research studies done on Scheuermann's Disease, explanations of treatment options, and associated spinal deformities and other subjects.  Please don't hesitate to contact us here at the Scheuermann's Disease Fund should you find additional studies that should be added to this section.  Of course, any recommendations made in these documents are not made by anyone affiliated with the Scheuermann's Disease Fund and should be considered only after a full discussion with your treating physician.  Many thanks........

General Topics on Scheuermann's Disease

  • Abstract:  Curve patterns deserve attention when determining the optimal distal fusion level in correction surgery for Scheuermann's Kyphosis

(https://www.thespinejournalonline.com/article/S1529-9430(19)30126-3/fulltext?fbclid=IwAR1kIawTx1h1W3o-iRQR4zt31I1TZdzzLOXeN7Z0bVPwkBqG5aXh9RCdyUE)

ZHU, Weiguo ... ZHU, Zezhang

The Spine Journal (2019)

  • Abstract:  Selection of the Fusion Level in AS Kyphosis

(https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-981-13-6427-3_9?fbclid=IwAR1LZ1xjS2XXwUXNnu7DXr7QWwknrcsgX3L45qF4UcVKYspdkucVvwG8AtI)
Yao, Ziming ... Wang, Zheng
Surgical Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis Deformity (2019)

  • ​Abstract:  Combined idiopathic kyphosis and scoliosis. An analysis of the lateral spinal curvatures associated with Scheuermann's disease

(https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/abs/10.1302/0301-620X.67B2.3980523?fbclid=IwAR2d0Ydx2SQNBwVyaUvSjwV9Kc0ABOznfHTfpAEoUoM5Ilu-0igBneCg6_g)
Deacon, P ... Dickson, RA

  • Abstract:  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British volume (2018)

Reduction of Scheuermann’s deformity and scoliosis using ScoliBrace and a scoliosis specific rehabilitation program: a case report
(https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jpts/31/2/31_jpts-2018-288/_article?fbclid=IwAR0Ctul-jgp0uLXAPf7Dvw0hGZ_8sKVlEMK67GhnmBEZGG8V-HCV2b-JLR0)
Gubbels, Christopher M. ... Brown, Benjamin T.
Journal of Physical Therapy Science (2019)

  • Abstract:  Posterior-only correction of Scheuermann kyphosis using pedicle screws: economical optimization through screw density reduction

(https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00586-014-3472-y?fbclid=IwAR1KfxXM_WTItmLnnylaXt6PeqrfhV1kXfc9i5wjrcwTbIyX6sj4M7GWPuA)
Behrbalk, Eyal ... Boszczyk, Bronek Maximilian
European Spine Journal (2014)

  • ABSTRACT:  Scheuermann's kyphosis. The Portuguese technique of surgical treatment

(https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/abs/10.1302/0301-620X.77B6.7593112)
Ferreira-Alves, A ... Palma-Rodrigues, R
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British volume (2018)

  • ABSTRACT:  Combined anterior–posterior fusion with laterally placed threaded interbody cages and pedicle screws for Scheuermann kyphosis

(https://thejns.org/focus/view/journals/neurosurg-focus/14/1/foc.2003.14.1.11.xml)
Moquin, Ross R. ... Cooper, Patrick B.
Neurosurgical FOCUS (2003)

  • ABSTRACT: Posterior spinal fusion and correction of Scheuermann kyphosis

(https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00586-015-4008-9)
Mehdian, Hossein ... Stokes, Oliver M.
European Spine Journal (2015)

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Surgery

*As a charitable fund with an extended reach of international contacts, we have been able to determine multiple reasons at various ages for surgeries due to Scheuermann's Disease.  It was thought at first that corrective surgeries were limited to patients only with severe deformities, typically in or near adolescence.  We know now that this is only a portion of the surgeries performed each year for patients with Scheuermann's Disease.  We are finding that a large number of adults (ages 35-55), many of whom were either never diagnosed or diagnosed too late in life for non-invasive treatments to be effective, are having surgeries due to the ancillary effects of the disease.  Adults with accentuated curvatures, but less than previously thought to be negatively impactful on the spine, are many times having significant spinal problems.  The secondary spinal issues include the early onset of degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spinal osteoarthritis, bone spurs, compression fractures, spinal cord compression, as well as eating and breathing problems.

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