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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Definition)

Kyphosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine forward, giving the ...Read more


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Are the titanium instruments going to remain on my spine the rest of my life if I do a kyphosis surgery ?!

Are the titanium instruments going to remain on my spine the rest of my life if I do a kyphosis surgery ?!

Most likely: Usually do remain in spine when for correction of curvature of spine. They help to maintain the correction. Complications such as infection, broken rods and screws may require removal of part or whole device. Most spinal fusions usually are intended to last forever. ...Read more

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My brother had kyphosis surgery 6 days ago and is still unable to urinate. He's going home with a catheter. What can be the cause?

My brother had kyphosis surgery 6 days ago and is still unable to urinate. He's going home with a catheter. What can be the cause?

Here are some ...: It's not uncommon to develop temporary/permanent bladder dysfunction after spinal surgery of this nature. Either one, the care for such postop conditions remains the same, that is, to avoid any further bladder damage by bladder over-distention with indwelling catheter or clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC). Medically, CISC does better for convenience & infection. For now, indweling is o ...Read more

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Hello thank you for this service my question is can I practice sports like football and running after performing a 48 degree kyphosis curve surgery?

Hello 
thank you for this service
my question is can I practice sports like football and running after performing a 48 degree kyphosis curve surgery?

In general, once : Your surgeon has assessed that you are fully healed and a year out from your surgery of this type, exercise is important and sports participation also plays a role except usually for contact sports. You should discuss this with your surgeon as to the appropriate activities as related to your specific condition. ...Read more

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I'm 20 When kyphosis(70degrees)surgery is needed? And can kyphosis affect the lung and nerves in the future ( no symptoms now) if it's not get worsen?

I'm 20
When kyphosis(70degrees)surgery is needed?
And can kyphosis affect the lung and nerves in the future ( no symptoms now) if it's not get worsen?

Mgt: I would advise that you have a pulmonary function test and discuss possible optimal treatment and repair with an Orthopedic surgeon. Chest wall restriction can affect lung function and lead to restrictive disease. Symptoms often appear later in the course. ...Read more

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70 degrees kyphosis Age 20 What's the normal angle? And can it be corrected without surgery ?

70 degrees kyphosis 
Age 20
What's the normal angle?
And can it be corrected without surgery ?

Kyphosis: An orthopedic specialist in spinal abnormalities is best qualified to evaluate and treat your kyphosis which sounds significant. He/she will advise you about braces and other treatment modalities. ...Read more

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Hey! I've recently been diagnosed with Kyphosis and I was wondering how bad it has to be for them to do surgery? I'm only 18

Hey! I've recently been diagnosed with Kyphosis and I was wondering how bad it has to be for them to do surgery?  I'm only 18

70 degrees minimum: Typically surgeons will send patients for postural training prior to any contemplation of surgical intervention. The indications for surgery are a curve of 70 degrees or greater that is painful and unresponsive to conservative care. The surgery will straighten the kyphosis but does not guarantee pain reduction. ...Read more

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70 degrees kyphosis What's the risk and complications of correct surgery? And if the kyphosis don't get worsen is it need surgery?

70 degrees kyphosis
What's the risk and complications of correct surgery?
And if the kyphosis don't get worsen is it need surgery?

Recommendation : If you really have 70 degree of kyphosis at age of 19 years you better go to surgery. It can prevent lung and heart problems in your future. Risk of complications still less significant than risk of development other problems : lung , heart, vascular. ...Read more

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