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

Effect of foot hyperpronation on lumbar lordosis and thoracic kyphosis in standing position using 3-dimensional ultrasound-based motion analysis system.
 

Author(s): Khatere Farokhmanesh, Toraj Shirzadian, Mohammad Mahboubi, Mina Neyakan Shahri

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Based on clinical observations, foot hyperpronation is very common. Excessive pronation (hyperpronation) can cause malalignment of the lower extremities. This most often leads to functional and structural deficits. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of foot hyperpronation ...

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2014

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Kyphosis and paraspinal muscle composition in older men: a cross-sectional study for the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) research group.
 

Author(s): Wendy B Katzman, Dana Miller-Martinez, Lynn M Marshall, Nancy E Lane, Deborah M Kado

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The prevalence of hyperkyphosis is increased in older men; however, risk factors other than age and vertebral fractures are not well established. We previously reported that poor paraspinal muscle composition contributes to more severe kyphosis in a cohort of both older men and women.

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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Postoperative cauda equina syndrome in trivial lumbar congenital kyphosis: a case report.
 

Author(s): Farzad Omidi-Kashani, Ebrahim Ghayem Hasankhani

Journal: Acta Med Iran. 2013 ;51(11):811-3.

 

A 25-year old man presented with chronic low back pain for about 5 years due to mild congenital lumbar kyphosis (L1-L3 25┬░ with congenital posterior wedge vertebra L2). Preoperative neurologic examination was normal. After posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation with moderate ...

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2014

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 8 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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Kyphosis Evaluation Using SPINESCAN®
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Kyphosis

 

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2011

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Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR)on Sex Differences - Kyphosis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Kyphosis

 

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Last Updated: 9 Mar 2015

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