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Camptocormism

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What is the definition of Camptocormism?

Camptocormia, camptocormism or "bent spine syndrome," (BSS) is an extreme forward flexion of the thoracolumbar spine, which often worsens during standing or walking, but completely resolves when laying down. The term itself is derived from the Greek "kamptos" (to bend) and "kormos" (trunk) BSS ...

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What are the alternative names for Camptocormism?

  • Camptocormia
  • Bent spine
  • Bent Spine Syndrome
  • Idiopathic camptocormia
  • Idiopathic camptocormism
  • Idiopathic progressive lumbar kyphosis

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Latest Research

Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Parkinson Disease-Associated Camptocormia
  • Journal: Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research
  • Treatment Used: Subthalamic Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
The study researched the safety and effectiveness of subthalamic deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease-associated camptocormia.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Parkinson's disease (PD) with camptocormia
  • Journal: Clinical neurology and neurosurgery
  • Treatment Used: Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Number of Patients: 2
  • Published —
This study evaluated gait and camptocormia outcomes in two patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) that underwent bilateral sub thalamic nucleus (STN)- deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Forward trunk flexion in Parkinson's disease
  • Journal: Parkinsonism & related disorders
  • Treatment Used: Four-week trunk-specific exercise program
  • Number of Patients: 37
  • Published —
The study researched the use of a four-week trunk-specific exercise program for correcting forward trunk flexion in Parkinson's disease.