Kyphosis surgery

Kyphosis is a curve of the spine that causes extra rounding in the back. Most people can be treated with time, physical therapy and bracing. People with more severe cases need surgery to correct it.

Surgery for kyphosis usually includes fusing the bones together, or connecting them. Metal hardware and bone grafts are used to put the vertebrae where they are supposed to be and to keep them in position. Only the bones that are part of the abnormal curve are fused together.

After surgery there may be restrictions on what activities you can do while your spine heals. Your spinal surgeon will give you detailed instructions.

Spinal surgeons for kyphosis surgery

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