What descriptive terms are used in association with kyphotic deformities

• Short-radius kyphosis: An acute angular kyphosis occurs over a few vertebral segments

• Long-radius kyphosis: A uniform posterior curvature develops over many segments of the spine

• Flexible kyphosis: Corrects within the normal range with hyperextension

• Rigid kyphosis: Deformity resists correction with hyperextension

• Rotational kyphosis: The vertebral bodies rotate out of the sagittal plane and a complex spinal deformity develops involving the sagittal, axial, and coronal planes

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