Kyphosis: Case Study 01
This 28 year old male has a profound roundback (increased kyphosis in the thoracic spine measuring 95 degrees - Image A). His posture has progressively worsened. He suffers from low back pain which is most likely due to compensation of the lumbar spine into hyperlordosis.
Postoperatively, the patient has undergone anterior fusion with placement of allograft wedges for anterior support. He also has undergone posterior instrumentation. Note the markedly improved posture and alignment (Image B).