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|Written by cinderella|
|15 December 2008|
the following is soem information i have found about Scheuermann's disease
i am hoping to help inform people about Scheuermann's Disease, aka Sherman's Kyphosis
Why do I have this problem?
Famed for discovering this disease,
Scheuermann himself thought a lack of blood
to the cartilage around the vertebral body
caused the wedging. Though scientists have
since disproved this theory, the root cause of
the disease is still unknown.
Mounting evidence suggests wedging develops
as a problem vertebral body grows. During
normal growth, the cartilage around the vertebral
body turns evenly and completely to bone.
If the change from cartilage to bone doesn't
happen evenly, one side of the vertebral body
grows at a faster rate.
this information from www.eorthopod.com
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