par Hogge, M.;Debrun, A.;Gangji, Valérie
Référence Revue médicale de Bruxelles, 37, 6, page (483-487)
Publication Publié, 2016-12
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Camptocormia or Bent Spine Syndrome (BSS) is a symptom, often unknown, affecting elderly patients. Camptocormia is a dynamic anteflexion of the trunk occurring during physical exercises or in standing position and reducible in decubitus. It is caused by an impairment of the extensor muscles of the spinal column, either idiopathic or secondary to a muscular or a neurological disease. Its diagnosis is primarily anamnestic and clinical. The use of imaging could highlight a paraver tebral muscular fatty infi l tration with preserved volume in the case of idiopathic disorder and allows exclusion of osteoarticular pathologies. The treatment must be proposed as early as possible, before advanced adipose muscle evolution and significant anteflexion of the trunck. Symptomatic measures apply to primary and secondary forms and include physiotherapy, technical assistances to the walk and equipment by lordosis supporting corsets.