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Relating to or suffering from kyphosis.


Relating to or suffering from kyphosis.
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(ki-fo'sis) [Gr., humpback]
1. The normal posterior curvature of the thoracic and sacral spine.
2. An exaggeration or angulation of the posterior curve of the thoracic spine, giving rise to the condition commonly known as humpback, hunchback, or Pott's curvature. It may be due to congenital anomaly, disease (tuberculosis, syphilis), malignancy, or compression fracture. This term also refers to an excessive curvature of the spine with convexity backward, which may result from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, rickets, or other conditions.
Synonym: humpback; spinal curvature See: illustrationkyphotic (-fot'ik), adjective
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Furthermore, to obtain a satisfactory correction, a two-level osteotomy may be required for some patients with severe rigid kyphotic deformities.
In chronic cases, expected vertebral body changes include bony fragmentation, anterior vertebral osteolysis with wedging, and in very advanced cases an extensive loss of vertebral body height with severe kyphotic angulation, known as the gibbus deformity (Figure 9).
Toyama, "Spinal kyphosis causes demyelination and neuronal loss in the spinal cord: a new model of kyphotic deformity using juvenile Japanese small game fowls," Spine, vol.
8) We described herein a case of SAPHO syndrome complicated by severe destruction and kyphotic deformity leading to paralysis.
10) Considering the falcon's young age and the kyphotic angulation of the spine, the present case was interpreted as vertebral osteomyelitis.
Keywords: Thoracolumbar burst fracture Kyphotic angle Visual analogue scale (VAS) Frankel grades Approach.
Stiffening the otherwise paralyzed trunk and hip extensor muscles with continuous electrical stimulation can correct kyphotic seated posture, expand bimanual workspace, improve ventilation, alter interface pressures, statically stabilize the trunk, and improve manual wheelchair propulsion efficiency [1,15-18].
2,3) The typical clinical presentation of a patient with spinal TB is back pain, kyphotic deformity, and in some cases a cold abscess.
In this sense, Grabara and Hadzik (2009) found that a kyphotic posture tended to be more frequent and the lordotic one less frequent in volleyball players than in untrained subjects.
3] The advantages of surgery include a shorter period of bed rest and hospitalization, better correction of kyphotic deformity, avoidance of later deterioration caused by instability, and an opportunity to perform direct or indirect decompression of the neural elements.
It was initially described by Sir Percivel Pott as painful kyphotic deformity of the spine associated with paraplegia in 17823.
In March 2011, preoperative MRI evidenced cord compression at the level of T5-T6 and a flattened cord with signal changes over the apex of kyphotic deformity 110o.