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kyphosis


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A dorsally exaggerated thoracic curvature of the spine. It has also been called swimmer's back because it is common in adolescent swimmers who have trained heavily with the butterfly stroke. Kyphosis is also common in people suffering from osteoporosis, and those who have poor posture, which creates an unequal muscle pull on the spine. The condition is usually treated by bracing.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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