Summary of Lordosis, kyphosis, and scoliosis
Kyphosis refers to the abnormally excessive convex kyphotic curvature of the spine as it occurs in the thoracic and sacral regions. It can result from degenerative diseases such as arthritis; developmental problems, most commonly Scheuermann's disease; osteoporosis with compression fractures of the vertebra; multiple myeloma; or trauma. Scheuermann's kyphosis is the most classic form of hyperkyphosis and is the result of wedged vertebrae that develop during adolescence.
Flashcards on Lordosis, kyphosis, and scoliosis
Lordosis, kyphosis, and scoliosis
Idiopathic scoliosis can be treated with observation, , or surgical intervention.
Questions on Lordosis, kyphosis, and scoliosis
A 13-year-old boy comes to the clinic because of a deviation in his spine that his school nurse noticed a week ago. The right half of his upper back is protuberant, especially when he bends forward. In which of the following planes does his spinal axis deviate, and how is this deformity best described?