Scheuermann disease kyphosis

Scheuermann disease kyphosis
Scheu·er·mann disease, kyphosis (shoiґər-mahn) [Holger Werfel Scheuermann, Danish surgeon, 1877–1960] osteochondrosis of the vertebrae; see osteochondrosis.

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