Kyphosis

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Medical Definition of Kyphosis

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


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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