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Docs can you explain what is a condition similar to scoliosis?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Scoli and kyphosis

Scoliosis is the s-shaped curve when looking at your frontal image.
Kyphosis is the accentuation of the posture from the side, causing a pronounced hump on the back. Turn to the side and look at your profile. Ann exaggerated s from the side may be seen. This is kyphosis. Some kyphosis is normal, but I am referring to excessive kyphosis. These are the 2 deformities typically discussed.

In brief: Scoli and kyphosis

Scoliosis is the s-shaped curve when looking at your frontal image.
Kyphosis is the accentuation of the posture from the side, causing a pronounced hump on the back. Turn to the side and look at your profile. Ann exaggerated s from the side may be seen. This is kyphosis. Some kyphosis is normal, but I am referring to excessive kyphosis. These are the 2 deformities typically discussed.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Sagittal deformities

Scoliosis is a spinal deformity predominantly in the coronal plane, which is to say that when you look at someone from the back their spine should be straight.
Other spinal deformities can affect the Sagittal plane. When you look at someone from the side, the spine usually has a gentle kyphosis in the mid back and gentle curve the other way (lordosis) in the neck and back, each area can be Abn.

In brief: Sagittal deformities

Scoliosis is a spinal deformity predominantly in the coronal plane, which is to say that when you look at someone from the back their spine should be straight.
Other spinal deformities can affect the Sagittal plane. When you look at someone from the side, the spine usually has a gentle kyphosis in the mid back and gentle curve the other way (lordosis) in the neck and back, each area can be Abn.
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