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Is there a medical connection between having a hunchback (kyphosis) and scoliosis?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Technically, scoliosis is defined as a spinal curvature in the coronal plane of greater than 10 degrees. Another way to say that is normally the spine viewed from the back is straight and in scoliosis it is curved. All that being said, it is not unusual for patients with scoliosis to have abnormal curves in the sagittal plane. An excessive curve in the thoracic spine is known as kyphosis.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Technically, scoliosis is defined as a spinal curvature in the coronal plane of greater than 10 degrees. Another way to say that is normally the spine viewed from the back is straight and in scoliosis it is curved. All that being said, it is not unusual for patients with scoliosis to have abnormal curves in the sagittal plane. An excessive curve in the thoracic spine is known as kyphosis.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Restrictive lung

Disease. Kyphosis and scoliosis are causes of restrictive lung disease that may predispose to infections and lung fibrosis.

In brief: Restrictive lung

Disease. Kyphosis and scoliosis are causes of restrictive lung disease that may predispose to infections and lung fibrosis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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