Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities
Glossary items beginning with H (3).
Hemivertebra - A congenital abnormality of a vertebral body caused by incomplete development of one side of a vertebra. Usually a wedge shape which causes scoliosis or kyphosis.
Hyperkyphosis - "Kyphosis" refers to an abnormal increase in this forward curvature.
Hysterical scoliosis - A non-structural deformity of the spine that develops as a manifestation of a psychological disorder.