Medical Definition of Kümmell's disease
: a syndrome following compression fracture of a vertebra that involves spinal pain, intercostal neuralgia, and motor disturbances of the legs
Biographical Note for kümmell's disease
Hermann (1852–1937), German surgeon. Kümmell discovered in 1891 a syndrome that results from traumatic spondylitis and published a description of Kümmell's disease in 1892.
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