thoracic kyphosis

thoracic kyphosis

[TA]
the normal, anteriorly concave curvature of the thoracic segment of the vertebral column, in which the primary curvature of the fetal embryo is maintained into maturity.
Synonym(s): kyphosis thoracica [TA]

thoracic kyphosis

the dorsally convex curve formed by the thoracic spinal column when seen from the side. Also called thoracic curvature.

tho·rac·ic ky·pho·sis

(thōr-as'ik kī-fō'sis) [TA]
The normal, anteriorly concave curvature of the thoracic segment of the vertebral column, in which the primary curvature of the fetal embryo is maintained into maturity.
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It is mainly due to restriction which is related to the severity of scoliosis (Cobb's angle), the location of the curve, and the loss of normal thoracic kyphosis.
Consequently, AS patients may end up having flattened lumbar lordosis and advanced thoracic kyphosis.
Radiographs of this patient showed a flattened thoracic kyphosis and a congenital block vertebrae at C2-3.
1)] was administered in the next consecutive patient (a 58-year-old woman undergoing thoracic kyphosis correction).
Those who developed a significant increase in back extensor strength had a significant decrease in thoracic kyphosis (dowager's hump), while those who did not get stronger actually had a slight increase in kyphosis.
Nine players were observed to have slight thoracic kyphosis and four athletes displayed slight scoliosis.
The accepted ranges for normal thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis have been reported between 20 to 50 degrees and31 to 79 degrees (from L1 to S1), respectively (34).
Lateral radiographs and CT scan confirmed a correction of the thoracic kyphosis to 48[degrees] (36% correction).
Thereafter, without removing the device from the back, it was reseted and transferred to the spinous processes between Th1 and Th3 and the value of the thoracic kyphosis has been read.