Condition 101

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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