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What things affect the chances of getting kyphosis?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Weak bones and falls

Genetics and osteoporosis , fractures kyphosis is normal in thoracic spine.

In brief: Weak bones and falls

Genetics and osteoporosis , fractures kyphosis is normal in thoracic spine.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Several things

Laminectomy (removal of bone in the back of the spine) can lead to kyphosis, especially in children.
The neck is sensitive to laminectomy at all ages of life. Certain trauma (fractures) can lead to kyphosis. Some birth "defects" also are prone to kyphosis. Problems like tumors and infections of the front of the spine can destroy enough bone to cause collapse and kyphosis.

In brief: Several things

Laminectomy (removal of bone in the back of the spine) can lead to kyphosis, especially in children.
The neck is sensitive to laminectomy at all ages of life. Certain trauma (fractures) can lead to kyphosis. Some birth "defects" also are prone to kyphosis. Problems like tumors and infections of the front of the spine can destroy enough bone to cause collapse and kyphosis.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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