Plainly speaking, Kyphosis is hunchback, humpback or round back. Medically speaking, it is a progressive spinal disorder. It is characterized by forward curvature of backbones in the upper back area causing bowing of the back leading to slouched posture or
Kyphosis (ki- fo -sis) is derived from the Greek word "kyphos" meaning "Bowed or Bent." Our spinal cord is protected by means of small bones called vertebrae, which are stacked vertically, one upon another. A healthy spine has three natural and normal curves, which are, one inward curve at the neck, an outward curve in the middle of the back and a curve in the lower back.
When the curves are too far out from their position, the condition is called
Latest Publications and Research on Kyphosis
- Thoracic kyphosis and pelvic anteversion in patients with adult spinal deformity increase while walking: analyses of dynamic alignment change using a three-dimensional gait motion analysis system. - Published by PubMed
- Cervical, Thoracic, and Spinopelvic Compensation After Proximal Junctional Kyphosis (PJK): Does Location of PJK Matter? - Published by PubMed
- Large Difference between Proximal Junctional Angle and Rod Contouring Angle is a Risk Factor for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis. - Published by PubMed
- Percutaneous kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures improves spino-pelvic alignment and global sagittal balance maximally in the thoracolumbar region. - Published by PubMed
- Comparison of stand-alone cage and cage-with-plate for monosegmental cervical fusion and impact of virtual reality in evaluating surgical results. - Published by PubMed
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