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deformity

 [de-for´mĭ-te]
distortion of any part or of the body in general; called also malformation.
Arnold-Chiari deformity a congenital anomaly in which the cerebellum and medulla oblongata protrude down into the cervical spinal canal through the foramen magnum; it is almost always associated with meningomyelocele and hydrocephalus.
Madelung's deformity radial deviation of the hand secondary to overgrowth of the distal ulna or shortening of the radius.

de·for·mi·ty

(dĕ-fōr'mi-tē),
A permanent structural deviation from the normal shape, size, or alignment, resulting in disfigurement; may be congenital or acquired.
See also: deformation (1).

deformity

/de·form·i·ty/ (dĕ-for´mĭ-te) distortion of any part or of the body in general.
Åkerlund deformity  an indentation (in addition to the niche) in the duodenal cap in the radiograph in duodenal ulcer.
Arnold-Chiari deformity  protrusion of the cerebellum and medulla oblongata down into the spinal canal through the foramen magnum.
Madelung's deformity  radial deviation of the hand secondary to overgrowth of the distal ulna or shortening of the radius.
reduction deformity  congenital absence of a portion or all of a body part, especially of the limbs.
silver fork deformity  the deformity seen in Colles' fracture.
Sprengel's deformity  congenital elevation of the scapula, due to failure of descent of the scapula to its normal thoracic position during fetal life.
Volkmann's deformity  see under disease.

deformity

(dĭ-fôr′mĭ-tē)
n. pl. deformi·ties
1. The state of being deformed.
2. A bodily malformation, distortion, or disfigurement.
3. A deformed person or thing.

deformity

[difôr′mitē]
Etymology: L, deformis, misshapen
distortion, disfigurement, flaw, malformation, or misshape that affects the body in general or any part of it. It may be the result of disease, injury, or birth defect. Examples include Arnold-Chiari deformity, in which a part of the brain protrudes through the base of the skull into the spinal canal, and seal-fin deformity, characterized by a deviation of the fingers as an effect of rheumatoid arthritis.
Any change in the normal size or shape of a part

deformity

Deformation Vox populi A popular term for a change in the normal size or shape of a part. See Acorn deformity, Boutonniere deformity, Christmas tree deformity, Dishface deformity, Fishmouth deformity, Gooseneck deformity, Gunstock deformity, Haglund's deformity, Hockey stick deformity, Hourglass deformity, Lobster claw deformity, Main-en-lorgnette deformity, Mitten hand deformity, Phyrigian cap deformity, Pigeon breast deformity, Popeye deformity, Spade deformity, Swan neck deformity, Windsock deformity.

de·for·mi·ty

(dĕ-fōrm'i-tē)
A permanent structural deviation from the normal shape or size, resulting in disfigurement; may be congenital or acquired.
Synonym(s): deformation (2) .
[L. deformis, misshapen]

deformity

The state of being misshapen or distorted in body.

de·for·mi·ty

(dĕ-fōrm'i-tē)
A permanent structural deviation from the normal shape, size, or alignment, resulting in disfigurement; may be congenital or acquired.

deformity,

n a distortion or disfigurement of a portion of the body; may be congenital, familial, hereditary, acquired, pathologic, or surgical.
deformity, gingival,
n a deviation from the normal gingival topographic and architectural pattern.

deformity

distortion of any part or general disfigurement of the body; malformation.

Patient discussion about deformity

Q. My son is complaining about back pain. I also see that his back isn't straight. What can we do? My son is a adorable 8 years old. He is complaining about back pain, that bothers him after he walks a little. I also saw that his back isn't straight and looks like a S. is this deformity connected to his back pain?

A. The normal shape of the spine is very similar to the "S" shape as you can see here
http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/images/spineTest1.jpg
But even if his back isn't deformated, he has back pain and you need to take care of that by going to your pediatrician.

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