Kyphosis

Common Name(s)

Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a disorder characterized by the abnormal rounding of the middle-upper section of the spine (thoracic section). As a result, individuals with this disorder often appear to be hunched over at all times. Individuals may have problems performing basic tasks, such as walking and sitting, and may often experience fatigue. Treatment is based on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patients. Doctors may suggest patients undergo surgery to realign the spine. Additionally, physical therapists may create exercise plans for individuals to strengthen their back and spine to prevent further curving of the spine.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 143 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

360-degree cervical spinal arthrodesis for treatment of pediatric cervical spinal tuberculosis with kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Hao Zeng, Xiongjie Shen, Chengke Luo, Zhengquan Xu, Yupeng Zhang, Zheng Liu, Xiyang Wang, Yong Cao

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There is limited evidence to guide treatment for pediatric cervical spinal tuberculosis with kyphosis (PCSTK). This study retrospectively evaluates the safety, feasibility and efficacy of 360-degree arthrodesis combined with anterior debridement and decompression for treating PCSTK, ...

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2016

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Thoracic kyphosis and rate of incident vertebral fractures: the Fracture Intervention Trial.
 

Author(s): W B Katzman, E Vittinghoff, D M Kado, N E Lane, K E Ensrud, K Shipp

Journal: Osteoporos Int. 2016 Mar;27(3):899-903.

 

Biomechanical analyses support the theory that thoracic spine hyperkyphosis may increase risk of new vertebral fractures. While greater kyphosis was associated with an increased rate of incident vertebral fractures, our analysis does not show an independent association of kyphosis ...

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2016

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Laminoplasty instead of laminectomy as a decompression method in posterior instrumented fusion for degenerative cervical kyphosis with stenosis.
 

Author(s): Kuang-Ting Yeh, Ru-Ping Lee, Ing-Ho Chen, Tzai-Chiu Yu, Kuan-Lin Liu, Cheng-Huan Peng, Jen-Hung Wang, Wen-Tien Wu

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Posterior laminectomy with instrumented fusion is a standard procedure for treating degenerative cervical kyphosis with stenosis (DCKS). Two major disadvantages of the surgery are adhesion of the dural membrane with significant disfiguring of cervical spine and a small fusion bed ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2015

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Review article: Surgical approaches for correction of post-tubercular kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Jaykar R Panchmatia, Lawrence G Lenke, Sean Molloy, Kenneth M C Cheung, Khaled M Kebaish

Journal: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2015 Dec;23(3):391-4.

 

This study reviewed the literature regarding the pros and cons of various surgical approaches (anterior, anterolateral, combined, and posterior) for correction of post-tubercular kyphosis. The anterior and anterolateral approaches are effective in improving neurological deficit but ...

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2015

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Spinal Cord Injury After Extremity Surgery in Children With Thoracic Kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Blazej Pruszczynski, William G Mackenzie, Kenneth Rogers, Klane K White

Journal: Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.. 2015 Oct;473(10):3315-20.

 

Spinal cord injury is a rare complication after lower extremity surgery in children with skeletal dysplasia and thoracic kyphosis. We encountered two patients who had this complication, from among 51 (39 from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and 12 from Seattle Children's ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2015

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Kyphosis and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Onur Yaman, Sedat Dalbayrak

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2014 ;24(4):455-65.

 

The term kyphosis is used to describe the spinal curve that results in an abnormally rounded back. Kyphosis may develop due to trauma, developmental anomalies, degenerative disc disease, inflammatory diseases, and infectious diseases and also iatrogenic. The aim of this paper is to ...

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 9 Aug 2016

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A Study of Effects of Age and Hyperkyphosis on Spine Motion and Loading
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Kyphosis; Vertebral Fracture

 

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2017

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Last Updated: 10 May 2016

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