Dr. med. Dieter Hoffmann - Orthopädie Leonberg
Dr. med. Dieter Hoffmann - Orthopädie Leonberg

What Exactly is Kyphosis?

A kyphosis refers to an increased curvature of the spine (roundback) with considerable discomforts in the thoracic region. Often, cardio-pulmonary symptoms arise caused by an increased roundback. The main cause of an increased kyphosis is the formation of wedge-shaped vertebrae that occur within the scope of Scheuermann's disease.

Kyphoses require treatment from approx. 40 ° according to Stagnara; corresponding concepts are available.



A combination of scoliosis and kyphosis occurs more seldomly. Here, special attention shall be paid to the appropriate diagnostics.