A 21-year-old male asked:

If a person has postural clean kyphosis then what would be hes/shes maximum curvature of postural kyphosis ?! 50 or 75 degree? or less or more?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: Postural kyphosis refers to an increase beyond the normal kyphosis of the spine related to poor posture, rather than a true structural abnormality. The upper limit of normal for thoracic kyphosis is 45 degrees, and so anything above that would be an increased kyphosis. Thank you.
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