Stamford Hospital, the flagship hospital of Stamford Health, and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have entered into a collaborative agreement to create the premier center for specialty orthopedic care in New England.
HSS has been nationally ranked #1 for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for the past eight consecutive years, and is the world's leading academic medical center focused solely on musculoskeletal health.
We offer more knowledge. Over the years, we’ve gained experience in the treatment of a vast array of disorders. This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but gives you a good indication of the most common disorders that we care for.
When it comes to kyphosis, we have more knowledge and experience.
In the vernacular, kyphosis is described as hunchback, a common condition whose classic sign is a pronounced curvature of the middle (thoracic) spine. Kyphosis can be caused by degenerative disease, developmental problems, fractures, or trauma.
Many people have some form of mild kyphosis, a spinal curve that results in an abnormally rounded back. Sometimes back pain, muscle fatigue, and stiffness in the back are associated with this disorder. Most often, these problems do not become progressively worse with time. In more severe situations, however, the patient may notice symptoms worsening with time. The kyphosis might be progressing, causing a more exaggerated hunchback. In rare cases, this can lead to compression of the spinal cord with neurological and other problems.
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