When it comes to Junctional kyphosis there are some ways in particular in which you can detect and monitor it during growth. In more detail to this aspect in particular even though there is a particular importance in affecting adult pain as well as disability there is a particular lack of universal criteria when it comes to the diagnosis of some particular kyphosis conditions.
- Despite its importance in affecting adult pain, and disability, there is a lack of universal criteria for the diagnosis and evaluation of thoraco-lumbar Junctional Kyphosis
- This study aims to verify the sensibility and specificity of clinical, and Formetric surface topography (FST) data in identifying Junctional Kyphosis in respect to the radiographical standard references.
- FST showed a good reliability in detecting JK: with a threshold of 75 %, PPV was 100 %, NPV was 86 % and the Area Under the Curve was 83 %.
“The loss of lumbar lordosis, as well as the junctional kyphosis, are considered responsible for back pain and disability in adults with spine deformities.”