Op. Dr. Fatih Kırar

Fulya Mahallesi Yeşilçimen Sokak Polat Tower Residence No:12 Kat:33 Kapı No: 385, 34394

Kyphosis, popularly known as “hunchback”, is an important line problem that can be seen at a young age, but especially with the wear and tear of the spine with age, and sometimes with tumors or other diseases of the spine. The condition called kyphosis is an important disease in which the spine bends forward, especially from the back to the front, and which we call the hand-kissing position.

Surgery Decision;

In order to decide on kyphosis surgery, it is first necessary to evaluate the patient’s functions. In addition, it is necessary to determine whether the patient is at the level of surgery by using imaging methods and special mathematical measurements. With the new technological methods we apply, we can reduce the patient’s angulation and hunchback to a normal position.

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What Causes Kyphosis?

Kyphosis refers to a condition in which the spine is more hunched or rounded than normal. There are different causes of kyphosis. For example, postural kyphosis can be caused by posture disorders, carrying heavy bags, etc. Scheuermann kyphosis is caused by a structural defect in the spine due to the vertebrae not developing properly. Congenital kyphosis, on the other hand, is a congenital type that develops due to problems in the spine while still in the womb. This condition can have many causes:

  • Poor posture: Prolonged poor posture can increase the pressure on the spine and contribute to the development and progression of kyphosis.
  • Spinal Anomalies: Congenital spinal anomalies can distort the normal shape of the spine and lead to kyphosis.
  • Osteoporosis: Decreased bone density can weaken the spine and lead to kyphosis.
  • Spinal Injuries: Spinal fractures or injuries can disrupt the natural mathematics of the spine and lead to kyphosis.

What is the Purpose of Kyphosis Surgery?

Kyphosis surgery is a surgical intervention to correct spinal hunchback and improve the patient’s quality of life. The main goal of the surgery is to correct the deformation of the spine, to ensure spinal stability and to reduce the patient’s pain.

What are Surgical Methods?

Some common surgical methods used for kyphosis surgery are as follows:

  • Posterior surgery: Surgical interventions performed on the back of the spine. This method can be used to correct spinal curvature and stabilize the spine.
  • Anterior surgery: Surgical interventions performed on the front part of the spine. This can be used to correct spinal curvature and stabilize the spine.
  • Combined Surgery: Surgical interventions that combine both posterior and anterior approaches. This method may be preferred in complex kyphosis cases.

Who is Kyphosis Surgery Suitable for?

Kyphosis surgery can be performed on people with severe spinal deformities, pain and functional impairment. Patients who do not respond to conservative treatments or whose symptoms progress rapidly may be candidates for surgery.

What is the Preparation Process for Surgery?

Preparation for surgery includes assessing the patient’s general health, performing the necessary medical examinations and giving pre-operative instructions. It is also important to control certain risk factors, such as smoking, before surgery.

Recovery after Kyphosis Surgery

The recovery process after kyphosis surgery includes steps such as pain management, physiotherapy, and the application of certain restrictions. The recovery process can vary from patient to patient and usually takes several weeks or months.

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