Scheuermann’s Kyphosis: An Update


A review of the current literature demonstrates considerable debate regarding the pathogenesis, natural history and treatment of Scheuermann’s kyphosis. Most of the views and recommendations provided in various reports are weakly supported by levels of evidence. In addition, prospective studies using validated questionnaire instruments and long-term follow-ups to assess clinical outcomes in patients treated conservatively or surgically versus those untreated that would document the natural history of the condition are still unavailable. This systematic review summarizes the current knowledge on Scheuermann’s kyphosis and attempts to present a rational approach in the evaluation and management of this group of patients. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 18(3):122–128, 2009)

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Athanasios I. Tsirikos, MD, FRCS, PhD