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:

Does the position of conus medullaris change with increased thoracolumbar kyphosis in ankylosing spondylitis patients?
 

Author(s): Zhe Qu, Bang-Ping Qian, Yong Qiu, Yun-Peng Zhang, Jun Hu, Ze-Zhang Zhu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Feb;96(6):e5963.

 

To date, only a few reports described the potential factors influencing the position of conus medullaris. One previous study revealed no significant change of conus locations in patients with idiopathic scoliosis; however, the effect of ankylosing spondylitis (AS)-related thoracolumbar ...

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2017

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Vertebral body or intervertebral disc wedging: which contributes more to thoracolumbar kyphosis in ankylosing spondylitis patients?: A retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Hao Liu, Bang-Ping Qian, Yong Qiu, Yan Wang, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Ze-Zhang Zhu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Sep;95(38):e4855.

 

Both vertebral body wedging and disc wedging are found in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with thoracolumbar kyphosis. However, their relative contribution to thoracolumbar kyphosis is not fully understood. The objective of this study was to compare different contributions of ...

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2016

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Incidence and risk factors for the progression of proximal junctional kyphosis in degenerative lumbar scoliosis following long instrumented posterior spinal fusion.
 

Author(s): Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Dalong Yang, Tao Wang, Sidong Yang, Yanhong Wang, Qian Wang, Feng Zhang, Wenyuan Ding

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(32):e4443.

 

The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) following long instrumented posterior spinal fusion, and to search for predictable risk factors for the progression of junctional kyphosis.In total 98 ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2016

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence and Consequences of the Proximal Junctional Kyphosis After Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Chunda Yan, Yong Li, Zhange Yu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 May;95(20):e3471.

 

The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and patient outcomes of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in pediatric patients and adolescents who received surgical interventions for the treatment of a spinal deformity.Literature was searched in electronic databases, and studies ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2016

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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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Last Updated: 9 Aug 2016

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Physical Therapy Treatment Once a Month Versus Once a Week for Posture Improvement in Children and Adolescents
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Postural Kyphosis, Thoracic Region

 

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2017

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Last Updated: 10 May 2016

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