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Revista de la Asociación Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatología

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COVARO, Augusto et al. Síndrome de la espalda inclinada: Presentación de cuatro casos y revisión de la bibliografía. Rev. Asoc. Argent. Ortop. Traumatol. [online]. 2019, vol.84, n.4, pp.393-406. ISSN 1852-7434.

Objectives: Bent spine syndrome (BSS) or camptocormia is a cause of unstructured sagittal imbalance of difficult medical and surgical management. The purpose of this paper is to describe the causes of BSS and how to approach its treatment. Materials and Methods: Retrospective analysis of 4 cases of BSS treated at our center and review of the literature. Results: The 4 patients were women between 60 and 82 years of age. In 3 of them, BSS was due to an isolated atrophy of the paravertebral erector spinae muscles, and in 1 of them, it was due to an inflammatory myopathy. Conclusions: The prognosis of BSS is poor in all cases, so symptoms usually progress to an irreversible difficulty to stand upright.

Keywords : Camptocormia; Erector spinae muscle atrophy; Bent spine syndrome.

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