Kyphotic deformity in spinal tuberculosis and its management

  title={Kyphotic deformity in spinal tuberculosis and its management},
  author={Shanmughanathan Rajasekaran},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
Spinal tuberculosis is the most common cause of severe kyphosis in many parts of the world. Three percent of patients treated conservatively end up with a deformity greater than 60 degrees which can cause serious cosmetic, psychological, cardio-respiratory and neurological problems. Severe kyphotic deformities are usually the result of childhood spinal deformities and ‘Spine at risk’ radiological signs are helpful to identify children at risk of deformity. In children, a severe type of collapse… CONTINUE READING