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43 Possible Causes for Loss of Lumbar Lordosis

  • Osteoporosis

    This is followed by a loss of lumbar lordosis.[] (dowager hump) Subsequent loss of lumbar lordosis A decrease in height of 2-3 cm after each vertebral compression fracture and progressive kyphosis Patients with hip fractures[] […] patients with increased risk of fracture. [92] Signs of fracture Patients with vertebral compression fractures may demonstrate a thoracic kyphosis with an exaggerated cervical lordosis[]

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Chronic spondylitis leads to loss of lumbar lordosis and increased kyphosis which may cause difficulty in breathing which is a serious complication of this disorder.[] In the advanced stages, patients develop loss of lumbar lordosis, buttock atrophy, and an exaggerated thoracic kyphosis with a stooped forward neck sometimes referred to as[]

  • Ochronosis with Alkaptonuria

    In the thoracolumbar spine, one may see osteopenia, loss of lumbar lordosis, multilevel calcification of the annulus fibrosus, vacuum phenomenon, and progressive narrowing[] Characteristic imaging findings of ochronotic arthropathy include involvement of the thoracic and lumbar spines with relative sparing of the cervical spine.[]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe national trends in spinal decompression without fusion and discectomy procedures in the US pediatric inpatient population. METHODS: The Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) was queried for pediatric patients with primary diagnoses of spinal spondylolysis/stenosis or disc[…][]

  • Straight Back Syndrome

    Flat back syndrome (also known as flatback or flat-back syndrome refers to the loss of normal lumbar lordosis.[] It is a postural disorder, primarily caused by loss of normal lumbar lordosis.[] The C7 plumb line migrates more anteriorly with aging, mostly due to loss of lumbar lordosis related to disc degeneration.[]

  • Spondylitic Aortitis

    […] of mobility -Peripheral joints, notably the hips may develop flexion contractures or ankylosis Postural changes include -loss of lumbar lordosis -buttock atrophy -thoracocervical[] In chronic progressive disease there is loss of lumbar lordosis with increased thoracic and cervical kyphosis which become fixed as a result of fibrosis and bony ankylosis[] In the advanced stages, patients develop loss of lumbar lordosis, buttock atrophy, and an exaggerated thoracic kyphosis with a stooped forward neck sometimes referred to as[]

  • Kyphoscoliosis

    Figure 6 Most importantly, the lateral clinical photo reveals loss of lumbar lordosis, loss of the normal buttock contour, and need to bend the knees in order to maintain[] Average blood loss was 1090 mL (range, 700-2900 mL).Mean preoperative lumbar lordosis improved from -3 to 42 at the final follow-up, and sagittal balance improved from 12[] Extent of pelvic retroversion, in an attempt to compensate for loss of lumbar lordosis, can be seen on the PA view of the pelvis (champagne glass pelvis—see below in Figure[]

  • Diastematomyelia

    MRI showed a left-convex rotational scoliosis and loss of lumbar lordosis. There was a fusion of T10-T11-T12 vertebral bodies with a partial excision (Figure 1).[] Loss of normal cervical and lumbar lordosis, and focal lumbar kyphosis. No scoliosis.[] Physical examination showed rotational scoliosis and loss of lumbar lordosis. The patient was referred for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the lumbosacral spine.[]

  • Scoliosis

    Abstract BACKGROUND Loss of lumbar lordosis (LL) is closely related to clinical symptoms and operative complications, however, few studies have identified its predictors.[] Others may lean forward because of loss of their natural curve (lordosis, sway back) in their lumbar spine (low back).[] To optimize treatment outcomes, surgeons make every effort to spare mobile segments of the lower lumbar region when performing fusion so as to minimize the loss of lumbar[]

  • Kyphosis

    BACKGROUND: Lumbar degenerative kyphosis (LDK) is characterized by sagittal imbalance resulting from degenerative loss of lumbar lordosis.[] We defined short segment instrumentation (SSI) as construct length RESULTS: Correction loss in global kyphosis (GK) and lumbar lordosis (LL) of the LSI group was slightly[] Loss of lumbar lordosis following surgical correction of thoracolumbar deformities. Orthopaedic Transactions 1978; 239: 2 12 Farcy JP, Schwab FJ.[]

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