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KANEDA - An anteriorly placed fixation device for spinal deformities.

KINETIC - Relating to motion or movement.

KNODT DISTRACTION ROD - For distraction stabilization of thoracic and lumbar spine.

KOSTUICK-HARRINGTON - Anteriorly placed device for spinal deformity correction.

KYPHECTOMY - For kyphotic deformity in myelodysplasia; excision of kyphotic portion of lumbar spine combined with spinal fixation.

KYPHOSCOLIOSIS - Lateral curvature of the spine associated with forward inclination of the spine.

KYPHOSIS - An abnormal increase in the normal kyphotic curvature of the thoracic spine. Round shoulder deformity, humpback, dorsal curvature; may refer to any forward-bending area or deformity of the spine.