What is included in patient education about Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

Updated: Sep 08, 2020
  • Author: Jozef E Nowak, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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  • Patient education is very important throughout the treatment process for Scheuermann's disease. Patients who are treated with bracing need to be educated in the proper techniques of donning and doffing of their braces, as well as in an appropriate wearing schedule. An exercise program needs to be presented to the patient, with a focus on spinal extension exercises and hamstring stretching. Education is necessary also to improve the patient's posture and overall body mechanics with daily activities.


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