Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2013 , Vol 23 , Num - Ek
Kyphosis: Diagnosis, Classification and Treatment Methods
1Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
2Nöro-Spinal Akademi, İstanbul, Türkiye
Measurement of Cobb angle, angle between upper end plate of T5 and lower end plate of T12, higher than 40 degrees on lateral X-rays known as kyphosis. Although various etiologies causes kyphosis the most well-known form, Scheuermann’s kyphosis causes disorder in the sagittal balance. Surgery should be considered for persistent pain despite conservative treatment, progressive neurological deficits and cosmetic reasons. For this purpose, correction osteotomies have to be performed to provide spinal alignment and to maintain sagittal balance. Anahtar Kelimeler : Deformity, Kyphosis, Sagital balance, Osteotomy