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 135 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis association with thoracic spine kyphosis: a cross-sectional study for the Health Aging and Body Composition Study.
 

Author(s): Lorenzo Nardo, Nancy E Lane, Neeta Parimi, Peggy M Cawthon, Bo Fan, John Shepherd, Jane Cauley, Audrey Zucker-Levin, Rachel A Murphy, Wendy B Katzman

Journal: Spine. 2014 Nov;39(24):E1418-24.

 

A descriptive study of the association between diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) and kyphosis.

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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Closing-opening wedge osteotomy for thoracolumbar traumatic kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Xiang Li, Junwei Zhang, Hehu Tang, Zhen Lu, Shizheng Chen, Yi Hong

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Surgical treatment modalities for post-traumatic kyphosis (PTK) remain controversial. Like vertebral column resection, closing-opening wedge osteotomy (COWO) can achieve satisfactory results for kyphosis with multiple etiologies. However, few studies have assessed this procedure for ...

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2015

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Trunk muscle activity is modified in osteoporotic vertebral fracture and thoracic kyphosis with potential consequences for vertebral health.
 

Author(s): Alison M Greig, Andrew M Briggs, Kim L Bennell, Paul W Hodges

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This study explored inter-relationships between vertebral fracture, thoracic kyphosis and trunk muscle control in elderly people with osteoporosis. Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are associated with increased risk of further vertebral fractures; but underlying mechanisms remain ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2014

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Round and angular kyphosis in paediatric patients.
 

Author(s): L Miladi

Journal: Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2013 Feb;99(1 Suppl):S140-9.

 

Structural kyphosis is a posterior convex deformity of the spine that may appear in childhood then worsen with growth, most notably during the pubertal growth spurt. The abnormal curvature may be smooth, defining round kyphosis, or may display a sharp angular pattern. Angular kyphosis ...

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2013

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Non-instrumented correction of cervicothoracic kyphosis in ankylosing spondylitis: a critical analysis on the results of open-wedge osteotomy C7-T1 with gradual Halo-Thoracic-Cast based correction.
 

Author(s): Heiko Koller, Oliver Meier, Juliane Zenner, Michael Mayer, Wolfgang Hitzl

Journal: Eur Spine J. 2013 Apr;22(4):819-32.

 

With progression of cervicothoracic kyphosis (CTK), ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients suffer functional disability. Surgical correction still poses neurologic risks, while evidence of an ideal technique preventing its complications is weak.

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Kyphosis Evaluation Using SPINESCANĀ®
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Kyphosis

 

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2011

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Last Updated: 11 Sep 2015

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