Scheuermann Disease Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 19, 2018
  • Author: Jozef E Nowak, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

What are the radiographic criteria for diagnosis of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

When is treatment indicated for Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

What is the pathophysiology of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

What is the prevalence of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis) in the US?

What are the sexual predilections of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

What is the global prevalence of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

What causes Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

Which histologic findings are characteristics of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

Treatment

How is Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

Medications

How is pain managed in Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used in the treatment of Scheuermann Disease?

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

What are the possible complications of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

What is included in patient education about Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?