Asian Spine J.  2019 Feb;13(1):163-172. 10.31616/asj.2018.0086.

Cervical Kyphosis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Spine, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai, India.
  • 2“We Are Spine” Centre, Mumbai, India. orthokunal@yahoo.com

Abstract

Cervical kyphosis is a rare condition that can cause significant functional disability and myelopathy. Deciding the appropriate treatment for such deformities is challenging for the surgeon. Patients often present with axial neck pain, and it is not uncommon to find coexisting radiculopathy or myelopathy. The optimal approach for addressing this complex issue remains controversial. A comprehensive surgical plan based on knowledge of the pathology and biomechanics is important for kyphosis correction. Here we reviewed diagnoses of the cervical spine along with the literature pertaining to various approaches and management of cervical spine.

Keyword

Cervical spine; Kyphosis; Deformity

MeSH Terms

Congenital Abnormalities
Diagnosis
Humans
Kyphosis*
Neck Pain
Pathology
Radiculopathy
Spinal Cord Diseases
Spine
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