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kyphosis

kyphosis

kyphosis Sentence Examples

  • It can become very curved - doctors call this kyphosis.

  • For example:- Slouching for prolonged periods (see picture above) tends to encourage a round shouldered posture (exaggerated thoracic kyphosis ).

  • If stability remains in doubt, a trial of nonoperative bracing with careful follow-up to identify any progressive kyphosis is a reasonable option.

  • Kyphosis. Kyphosis is an abnormal outward curvature of the spine at the back, sometimes called hunchback when it occurs in the upper back.

  • Children with Marfan may develop kyphosis either in the upper (thoracic) spine or the lower (lumbar) spine.

  • In addition, the child's spine should be x rayed in order to measure the extent of scoliosis or kyphosis.

  • Their bones are also affected, and they usually develop joint contractures (stiff joints), kyphosis (a specific type of curve to the spine), and broad hands with short fingers.

  • Most males with Hunter syndrome develop joint stiffness, chronic diarrhea, enlarged liver and spleen, heart valve problems, hearing loss, and kyphosis.

  • Other spine abnormalities such as congenital scoliosis and kyphosis, or soft tissue tumors overlying the spine, are not likely to have these accompanying findings.

  • Weakening of the trunk muscles around this age often leads to scoliosis (a side-to-side spine curvature) and kyphosis (a front-to-back curvature).

  • Physeal osteochondrosis is known as Scheuermann disease or juvenile kyphosis.

  • Scheuermann disease can (rarely) lead to serious kyphosis (hunchback condition) due to erosion of the vertebral bodies.

  • Usually, however, the kyphosis is mild, causing no further symptoms and requiring no special treatment.

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