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

[Analysis of sagittal parameters about senior thoracolumbar proximal junctional kyphosis after lumbar long segment fusion].
 

Author(s): Yao Zhao, Chun-De Li, Xian-Yi Liu, Xiao-Dong Yi, Hong Liu, Hai-Lin Lu, Hong Li, Zheng-Rong Yu, Hao-Lin Sun, Shi-Jun Wang

Journal: Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2013 Oct;45(5):732-7.

 

To explore the radiographic risk factors of senior thoracolumbar proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) after lumbar long segment fusion.

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2013

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Percutaneous three column osteotomy for kyphotic deformity correction in congenital kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Nils Hansen-Algenstaedt, Roland Gessler, Matthias Goepfert, Reginald Knight

Journal: Eur Spine J. 2013 Sep;22(9):2139-41.

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2013

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Enlarged laminectomy and lateral mass screw fixation for multilevel cervical degenerative myelopathy associated with kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Wei Du, Peng Zhang, Yong Shen, Ying-ze Zhang, Wen-yuan Ding, Long-xi Ren

Journal: Spine J. 2014 Jan;14(1):57-64.

 

Either an anterior approach or a posterior approach, which aims to decompress the spinal cord and restore the sagittal alignment, has been adopted to treat multilevel cervical degenerative myelopathy (CDM) associated with kyphosis. However, there is controversy on the optimal surgical ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Late treatment of tuberculosis-associated kyphosis: literature review and experience from a SRS-GOP site.
 

Author(s): Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Elias C Papadopoulos, Ferran Pellisé, Matthew E Cunningham, Francisco Sanchez Perez-Grueso, Munish Gupta, Baron Lonner, Kenneth Paonessa, Akilah King, Cristina Sacramento, Han Jo Kim, Michael Mendelow, Muharrem Yazici

Journal: Eur Spine J. 2013 Jun;22 Suppl 4():641-6.

 

Spinal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for approximately half of all cases of musculoskeletal tuberculosis. Kyphosis is the rule in spinal tuberculosis and has potential detrimental effects on both the spinal cord and pulmonary function. Late-onset paraplegia is best avoided with the surgical ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 29 Aug 2013

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