Having a pathologically exaggerated kyphotic curve of the thoracic spine. This is most often a complication of Sheuermann disease or osteoporosis.
See also: Scheuermann disease, osteoporosis
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In AS patients, ligamentous ossification, syndesmophytosis, and a rigid hyperkyphotic deformity may develop.
The thoracic hyperkyphotic posture in relaxed standing in male tennis players may be more related to factors other as a lack of postural scheme than the specific training in tennis.
A higher percentage of hyperkyphotic postures in standing on the floor were found in the elite cyclists.