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Pediatric Kyphosis

Key points about kyphosis

  • Kyphosis is a problem with the spine. It is when the bones of the spine in the upper back curve outward more than normal.
  • A child can be born with kyphosis. Or he or she can develop it because of other health problems. Slouching can also lead to it.
  • A difference in shoulder height and a forward bent head can be signs of kyphosis.
  • Depending on the cause of kyphosis, your child may need a brace, exercises or even surgery.


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Departments that Treat Kyphosis

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Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

From sprains and strains to complex congenital conditions, Children's National Hospital offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation, with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.