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Scheuermann's disease

Scheuermann's disease is a self-limiting skeletal disorder of childhood. Scheuermann's disease describes a condition where the vertebrae grow unevenly with respect to the sagittal plane; that is, the posterior angle is often greater than the anterior. 
This uneven growth results in the signature "wedging" shape of the vertebrae, causing kyphosis. 
It is named after Holger Werfel Scheuermann.

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