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Hyper lordosis

Hagit Berdishevsky
BACKGROUND: No studies examine the efficacy of intensive specific physical therapy (PT) exercises along with brace for the adult with Scheuermann's kyphosis (SK). The aim of this study was to examine the effects of intensive PT based on the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) and SpinoMed brace on a 76-year-old female with SK. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 76-year-old female, diagnosed with SK as an adolescent, presented in October 2014 with thoracic hyperkyphosis T1 to T12 Cobb angle of 85° and lumbar hyper lordosis L1 to L5 Cobb angle of 70°...
2016: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
Sadegh Naserkhaki, Jacob L Jaremko, Marwan El-Rich
There is a large, at times contradictory, body of research relating spinal curvature to Low Back Pain (LBP). Mechanical load is considered as important factor in LBP etiology. Geometry of the spinal structures and sagittal curvature of the lumbar spine govern its mechanical behavior. Thus, understanding how inter-individual geometry particularly sagittal curvature variation affects the spinal load-sharing becomes of high importance in LBP assessment. This study calculated and compared kinematics and load-sharing in three ligamentous lumbosacral spines: one hypo-lordotic (Hypo-L) with low lordosis, one normal-lordotic (Norm-L) with normal lordosis, and one hyper-lordotic (Hyper-L) with high lordosis in flexed and extended postures using 3D nonlinear Finite Element (FE) modeling...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
Zhenqi Zhu, Chenjun Liu, Kaifeng Wang, Jian Zhou, Jiefu Wang, Yi Zhu, Haiying Liu
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the Topping-off technique in preventing the aggravation of degeneration caused by adjacent segment fusion. METHODS: Clinical parameters of patients who underwent L5-S1 posterior lumbar interbody fusion + interspinous process at L4-L5 (PLIF + ISP) with the Wallis system (Topping-off group) were compared retrospectively with those of patients who underwent solely PLIF. Pre- and post-operative x-ray measurements, visual analogue scale (VAS) scores, and Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) scores were assessed in all subjects...
2015: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Fo Okpala
BACKGROUND: A retrospective study of lumbosacral angle (LSA) in normal lateral supine lumbosacral radiographs of 274 Nigerians (aged 15-74 years) of Southeast region. A supine lateral lumbar spine radiograph is a very accurate means of measuring lordotic angles. The LSA is one of such angles, and can be used in the investigation, treatment and follow-up of low back disorders. Little is known about what the normal value for our population is and therefore, what constitutes hypo-/hyper-lordosis; most of the data in use in medical practice are based on studies on other races...
September 2014: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
José M Muyor, Estefanía Sánchez-Sánchez, David Sanz-Rivas, Pedro A López-Miñarro
Sports with a predominance of forward-bending and extension postures have been associated with alterations in the sagittal spinal curvatures and greater risk of spinal injury. Because, the tennis players adopt these postures, the aims of this study were: 1) to describe spinal curvatures and pelvic tilt in male and female highly trained adolescent tennis players during relaxed standing posture and with thoracic spine corrected (in prone lying on the floor); and 2) to determine the frequency of thoracic hyperkyphosis and lumbar hypo/hyper lordosis in these postures...
2013: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
Anjana Bali, Amteshwar Singh Jaggi
Allopregnanolone (3α-hydroxy-5α-pregnan-20-one) is a major cholesterol-derived neurosteroid in the central nervous system and is synthesized from progesterone by steroidogenic enzymes, 5α-reductase (the rate-limiting enzyme) and 3α-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase. The pathophysiological role of allopregnanolone in neuropsychiatric disorders has been highlighted in several investigations. The changes in neuroactive steroid levels are detected in stress and stress-related disorders including anxiety, panic and depression...
January 3, 2014: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
Sara Shefi, Michalle Soudack, Eli Konen, Ella Been
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to provide data for the normal values of the lumbar lordotic curvature and segmental angles throughout childhood and to explore the relative contribution of the vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs to the developing lordosis during childhood. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although early detection of spinal abnormalities such as hyper lordosis or scoliosis is important for preventative intervention, published data regarding normal lordosis development is sparse...
May 1, 2013: Spine
Yann Philippe Charles, Julia Bouchaïb, Axel Walter, Sébastien Schuller, Erik André Sauleau, Jean-Paul Steib
PURPOSE: Idiopathic scoliosis can lead to sagittal imbalance. The relationship between thoracic hyper- and hypo-kyphotic segments, vertebral rotation and coronal curve was determined. The effect of segmental sagittal correction by in situ contouring was analyzed. METHODS: Pre- and post-operative radiographs of 54 scoliosis patients (Lenke 1 and 3) were analyzed at 8 years follow-up. Cobb angles and vertebral rotation were determined. Sagittal measurements were: kyphosis T4-T12, T4-T8 and T9-T12, lordosis L1-S1, T12-L2 and L3-S1, pelvic incidence, pelvic tilt, sacral slope, T1 and T9 tilt...
October 2012: European Spine Journal
Anna Moller, Youssef Masharawi
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of first season ballet classes in the community on the thoracic kyphosis (TK), lumbar lordosis (LL), hip external rotation (ER) and joint flexibility in young girls. DESIGN: Longitudinal single blinded cohort control study. SETTING: Institutional. PARTICIPANTS: 30 girls aged 6-9, recruited from the same primary school were divided equally into 2 groups: a group bi-weekly community ballet class and a sedentary control group...
November 2011: Physical Therapy in Sport
Samuel Kadoury, Hubert Labelle
PURPOSE: Understanding how to classify and quantify three-dimensional (3D) spinal deformities remains an open question in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The objective of this study was to perform a 3D manifold characterization of scoliotic spines demonstrating thoracic deformations using a novel geometric and intuitive statistical tool to determine patterns in pathological cases. METHODS: Personalized 3D reconstructions of thoracic (T)/lumbar (L) spines from a cohort of 170 Lenke Type-1 patients were analyzed with a non-linear manifold embedding algorithm in order to reduce the high-dimensionality of the data, using statistical properties of neighbouring spine models...
January 2012: European Spine Journal
Martino Ruggieri, Mario Roggini, Ingo Kennerknecht, Agata Polizzi, Angela Distefano, Vito Pavone
BACKGROUND: The term cutis tricolor describes the combination of congenital hyper- and hypopigmented skin lesions in close proximity to each other in a background of normal complexion. This phenomenon has been reported: (i) as a purely cutaneous trait; (ii) as a part of a complex malformation syndrome (Ruggieri-Happle syndrome - RHS); (iii) as a distinct type [cutis tricolor parvimaculata]; (iv) in association with other (e.g. vascular) skin disturbances. OBJECTIVES: To delineate the spectrum of skeletal defects in cutis tricolor...
January 2011: Acta Paediatrica
Angela Christine Capson, Joseph Nashed, Linda Mclean
This study was undertaken to determine the effect of changing standing lumbopelvic posture on pelvic floor muscle (PFM) activation amplitude and timing and the resultant vaginal manometry values recorded during static and dynamic tasks. Sixteen nulliparous, continent women between the ages of 22 and 41 years performed five tasks (quiet standing, maximal effort cough, Valsalva manoeuvre, maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) of the PFMs, and a load-catching task) in three different standing postures (normal lumbopelvic posture, hyperlordosis and hypolordosis)...
February 2011: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Everard Munting
Indications for correction of post-traumatic kyphotic deformity of the spine and technical aspects of the surgical procedure are reviewed. Surgical correction of post-traumatic deformity of the spine should be considered in patients presenting a local excess of kyphosis in the fractured area superior to 20 degrees with poor functional tolerance. Severe pain, explained by objective factors such as canal or neuroforamen compromise with or without peripheral symptoms, angular deformity, non-union, focal instability, adjacent painful compensatory deformity such as lumbar hyper-lordosis or thoracic hypo-kyphosis or lordosis is a further argument for surgery...
March 2010: European Spine Journal
V G Koveshnikov, V V Mavrich, E S Bolgova
This investigation was aimed at the evaluation of the borders of individual variability of the human lumbar spine lordosis. 224 nuclear magnetic tomograms of persons of mature age were analyzed using morphometric, statistical methods, method of three-dimensional (3D) computer modeling and finite-element analysis. During the investigation, a hardware-software complex for morphometric research was created together with the new method of development of 3D computer models of the lumbar spine. The application of 3D modeling allowed to extend the knowledge of human spine biomechanics...
2008: Morfologi︠a︡
S Kadoury, F Cheriet, H Labelle
The paper presents a nonlinear regression model built on the coronal thoracic curvature, the lumbar lordosis and the slope of the first lumbar vertebra in order to estimate the thoracic kyphosis measure between T2 and T12. To train the proposed model, a large database containing scoliotic spines demonstrating several types of scoliotic deformities was used to train the proposed system by a cross-validation method. Validation was performed on patients exhibiting three different types of sagittal thoracic profiles: normal, hypo-kyphotic, and hyper-kyphotic...
2008: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
H-R Weiss, R Dallmayer, D Gallo
BACKGROUND: In patients with idiopathic scoliosis (IS), reduced thoracic kyphosis and reduced lumbar lordosis frequently occur in correlation with the lateral spinal curvature. Normalization of the sagittal profile and hyper-correction of the deviation in frontal and coronal plane are the main issues of the latest concept of bracing. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of of sagittal counter forces (SCF) on the scoliotic deformity. STUDY DESIGN: A case series of four patients with IS treated with two braces designed to improve the sagittal profile (Rigo-System-Chêneau-brace and with a sagittal counter force brace, SCF-brace)...
January 2006: Pediatric Rehabilitation
Dimitrios Kourtis, Marianne L Magnusson, Francis Smith, Alex Hadjipavlou, Malcolm H Pope
STUDY DESIGN: In vivo biomechanical design using stadiometry and MRI to measure the height change due to (hyper)extension. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spine height is decreased under loads such as lifting, whole body vibration and sitting. Extension including increased lumbar lordosis reduces the load on the spine. METHODS: The aim was to assess the effects of a supine hyperextended posture as a means of restoring the intervertebral disc height after loading and allowing rehydration of the discs...
2004: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
W Radło, K Miklaszewski
A series of 24 children with cerebral palsy has been reviewed to asses proximal hamstrings release for treatment of flexion contracture of the knee. In 22 cases improvement of a various degree has been achieved, in 2 cases no improvement was gained. In 4 children hyperextension of the knee and lumbar hyper-lordosis was found. Observing exact indications for surgery and avoiding hyper-corrections allows for good results of treatment.
1995: Chirurgia Narzadów Ruchu i Ortopedia Polska
T David, B Geyer, D Chopin
The orthopaedic treatment of hyper-kyphosis should not be unique. If the principles of treatment are different in relation with the thoracic or thoraco-lumbar localisation of the apex of the deformity, it is necessary to distinguish for the middle thoracic curve two types of patients: these in whom the kyphosis and the lordosis are balanced (the cast must diminish the lumbar lordosis and the imbalanced posterior types with a great kyphotic curve and a short compensatory lordosis which is important not to be diminish by the treatment...
1989: Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Réparatrice de L'appareil Moteur
P A Hanson, F Peck
An eight-year-old girl presented with a bizarre posture and gait and was diagnosed as having hysterical astasia-abasia. She walked with marked lordosis and head hyper-extended, and would walk backwards across the room to a bed or chair for support. She had a midline astrocytoma and the disorder was relieved with removal of the tumour. The unusual symptomatology accompanying many midline lesions is re-emphasized.
February 1977: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
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