What is congenital kyphosis?

Congenital Kyphosis

What is congenital kyphosis?

Congenital kyphosis is a rounding of the spine that a baby is born with. The amount of rounding usually increases over time as a child grows. If it's not treated, it can cause the back to look hunched over. If severe, it can also cause problems with the spinal cord.

What causes congenital kyphosis?

It happens when some of the bones in a baby's spine (vertebrae) don't develop like they should before birth. They may not form correctly, or they may not separate from each other. When this happens, the spine is more rounded than it should be.

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