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Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in protuberance of the upper back; hunchback.

[Greek kūphōsis, from kūphos, bent.]

ky·phot′ic (-fŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.kyphotic - characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"


a. cifótico-a; pop. corcovado-a, que sufre de una corcova;
___ pelvicpelvis ___.
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33) Other applications of these systems include digital measurements of Cobb angle, pelvic radius angle, sacral obliquity, limb measurements, talar tilt, and kyphotic or lordotic angle.
One year later, he presented with hypesthesia and muscle weakness of his lower limb associated with kyphotic deformity and sphincter symptoms.
The spine showed a kyphotic angulation at the level of T5-7, with narrowing of the spinal canal.
Another strategy for compensating for paralysis of the core hip and trunk muscles is to adopt a "C"-shaped kyphotic posture, which achieves static stability by shifting the center of mass of the trunk backward within the base of support [7-8].
Kyphotic deformity develops at the site of the spinal dysraphism as a result of the lateralised erector spinae muscles becoming perverted flexors of the spine.
Balance disorder and increased risk of falls in osteoporosis and kyphosis: significance of kyphotic posture and muscle strength.
In this sense, Grabara and Hadzik (2009) found that a kyphotic posture tended to be more frequent and the lordotic one less frequent in volleyball players than in untrained subjects.
The preferred treatment method rests on three factors: the patient's subjective pain level, the degree of kyphotic deformity, and specific neurologic deficits (1).
Holmes JA, Damaser MS and Lehman SL (1992) Erector spinae activation and movement dynamics about the lumbar spine in lordotic and kyphotic squat-lifting.
1-3) Axial forces exerted anteriorly with varying degrees of flexion/rotational forces in the thoracolumbar region produce burst fractures (Figure 1) that create kyphotic deformity, loss of vertebral height, and retropulsed fragments of bone protruding into the spinal canal frequently causing neurologic deficit.