Bases fisiopatológicas del tratamiento de la enfermedad de Scheüermann

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As to the ethiopathogeny of Scheüermann's disease there is no consensus about the true cause of vertebral body wedging. It seems clear that the deformity of vertebral bodies is a consecuence of osteochondral weakness in a growth period in which mechanic factors are involved. This provides fundamentals of conservative treatment analvzing the results obtained with the Milwaukee and New York braces. The results demostrate a clear adventage of Milwaukee brace for upper kiphosis. On the other hand, low profile braces work well on curves with apex below T7, although less wedge angle correction is obtained.
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Gomar Sancho, Francisco ; Rodríguez, J.R. ; Sangüesa, M. J. ; Martín Rodríguez, A. P. ; Laguía Garzarán, Manuel. Bases fisiopatológicas del tratamiento de la enfermedad de Scheüermann. En: Revista española de cirugía osteoarticular, 1995, Volumen 30, Número 180: 312-322