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Dowager’s hump

In advanced Osteoporosis, a person sometimes develops fractures of their vertebrae. This causes Kyphosis or a Spinal hump. Kyphosis and its resultant bent-over posture is often associated with older women (although men get them also). The word dowager is a term meaning a "dignified elderly woman". Since many older women developed this sort of hump on the back people began to call the back disfigurement a dowager's hump - even if the person with the kyphosis was not an elderly woman.
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