Surgical Treatment of Scheuermann's Kyphosis

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Kira Skaggs
Kenneth Kato
Kenneth Illingworth
Lindsay Andras
David Skaggs


Severe Scheuermann’s kyphosis can be associated with pain and a lifetime of progression. Operative treatment in carefully selected patients has been shown to improve radiographic outcomes, pain, and satisfaction compared to non-operative treatment. Historically, combined anterior disc releases and fusion with posterior instrumentation and fusion was the preferred method of treatment. However, more recently with improvements in spinal instrumentation and use of posterior osteotomies anterior surgery is rarely indicated. This paper outlines the process of a posterior spinal fusion with posterior column osteotomies for Scheuermann’s kyphosis.

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Skaggs, K., Kato, K., Illingworth, K., Andras, L., & Skaggs, D. (2021). Surgical Treatment of Scheuermann’s Kyphosis. Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 3(1).
Master's Surgical Techniques
Author Biographies

Kira Skaggs, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Medical Student

Kenneth Kato, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Research Fellow

Kenneth Illingworth, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lindsay Andras, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery