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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.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Shannon McClure-Kelly

Shannon Kelly

Associate Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Spine, Cerebral Palsy, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Ben Martin

Benjamin Martin

Associate Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Spine, Hip, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Matthew Oetgen

Matthew Oetgen

Division Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Spine, Hip, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Jeffrey Peck, M.D.

Jeffrey Peck

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hip, Spine, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Departments

Departments

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.