Age-related hyperkyphosis: its causes, consequences, and management.

@article{Katzman2010AgerelatedHI,
  title={Age-related hyperkyphosis: its causes, consequences, and management.},
  author={Wendy B. Katzman and Linda J. Wanek and J. Adrian Shepherd and Deborah E. Sellmeyer},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={
          352-60
        }
}
SYNOPSIS Age-related hyperkyphosis is an exaggerated anterior curvature in the thoracic spine that occurs commonly with advanced age. This condition is associated with low bone mass, vertebral compression fractures, and degenerative disc disease, and contributes to difficulty performing activities of daily living and decline in physical performance. While there are effective treatments, currently there are no public health approaches to prevent hyperkyphosis among older adults. Our objective is… CONTINUE READING
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