Kyphosis

(Hunchback) Several diseases can result in progressive forward bending of the spine, or “kyphosis.” In the neck, the head hangs forward and neck muscles become sore. In the upper back (thoracic spine) the spine bends forward to produce a hunchback deformity. In the lower back (lumbar spine) kyphosis (or flat back syndrome) ...

kyphosis

[n] - an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
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kyphosis

Severe curving of the spine which produces a hump on the upper back.
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Kyphosis

Spinal deformity in which there is angulation forwards in the sagittal plane. Sharp angulation may result from abnormality of only one vertebral body, and is called an angular kyphosis, or gibbus (as after a severe wedge fracture, or tuberculous collapse of a vertebral body). A more gentle kyphosis is due to deformity involving several adjacent ver...
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Kyphosis

excessive curvature of the spine, which usually affects the top part of the spine and causes a hump
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Kyphosis

A curvature of the spine causing a hump back
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Kyphosis

Kyphosis: Outward curvature of the spine, causing a humped back. Treatment is by physical therapy and wearing a back brace, and in some cases by surgery. Surgery may include inserting a metal rod in the spine and restructuring some bones, and is usually followed by wearing a back cast and then a back brace for some time.
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kyphosis

A posterior curvature of the thoracic spine usually the result of a disease (lung disease, Paget's disease) or a congenital problem. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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kyphosis

(ki-fo´sis) abnormally increased convex curvature of the thoracic spine as seen from the side; it may be the result of an acquired disease, an injury, or a congenital disorder or disease. It never develops from poor posture. One of the most common causes is postmenopausal osteoporosis accompanied by anterior vertebral b...
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kyphosis

(from the article `spine, curvature of the`) ...is an increased curvature in the lumbar (middle-to-lower) region of the vertebral column, and it may be associated with spondylolisthesis, ...
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kyphosis

kyphosis A posterior curvature of the thoracic spine usually the result of a disease (lung disease, Paget's disease or a disease of bone that initially results in the excessive resorption of bone followed by the replacement of normal bone marrow with vascular and fibrous tissue) or a congenital problem.
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kyphosis

cyrtosis; kyphosis 1. Any abnormal curvature of the spine or of the extremities (arms, hands, legs, feet, etc.). 2. A bony deformity. 3. A viral disease of the cotton plant, characterized by stunted and distorted growth.
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kyphosis

rachiokyphosis, kyphosis An abnormally increased convexity in the curvature of the thoracic spine as viewed from the side; also called a hunchback.
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kyphosis

kyphosis (kīfō'sus) : see hunchback.
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Kyphosis

Kyphosis is the backward curvature of the thoracic spine (popularly known as hunchback). It may be of congenital origin or resulting from injury or disease.
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kyphosis

Type: Term Pronunciation: kī-fō′sis Definitions: 1. An anteriorly concave curvature of the vertebral column; the normal kyphoses of the thoracic and sacral regions are retained portions of the primary curvature (kyphosis) of the vertebral column. 2. A forward (flexion) curvature of the spine; the thoracic spine normally has a mild k...
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kyphosis

Greek kyphos = bent or bowed forward.
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Kyphosis

Kyphosis is an exaggerated curvature of the upper (thoracic) spine that creates a hunchback appearance. It can result from developmental problems, degenerative diseases (such as arthritis), osteoporosis with compression fractures of the vertebrae, and trauma to the spine.
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Kyphosis

[disambiguation] The medical term kyphosis has several meanings. See also: ...
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Kyphosis

Kyphosis (from Greek κυφός kyphos, a hump), refers to the normal convex curvature of the spine as it occurs in the thoracic and sacral regions. Inward concave curving of the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine is called lordosis. The term kyphosis can also be used to describe excessive kyphosis or overcurvature when it is also known as h...
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Kyphosis

Kyphosis is the extreme curvature of the upper back also known as a hunchback.
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Kyphosis

A medical condition where there is an exaggerated outward curvature of the spine, resulting in a rounded upper back. (See other spine conditions Scoliosis and Lordosis).
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kyphosis

hunchbacked condition
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