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What is Scheuermanns Disease? Does your teen have it? This condition involves development of an excessive thoracic kyphosis, and is often seen in the teenage population. Slouching and poor posture often contribute to an increased kyphosis, but this can be corrected with conscious effort, and often resolves after teenage years. The thoracic kyphosis that develops in Scheurmanns disease involves a structural change, due to an underlying abnormal shape of the vertebrae due to the vertebral end-plate growth. This change in growth may be due to a pre-existing weakness in the cartilage and bone, or due to excessive loading forces on the bone. How common is Scheuermann’s disease? The frequency of x

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