angular deformity

angular deformity

deformity of limbs by angulation at joints or in the bones themselves. See also diaphyseal, metaphyseal, epiphyseal dysplasia.
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Imaging methods provide a measure of the angular deformity but no information of the brace mechanics or structural properties, such as axial and radial stiffness.
Ollier's disease: An assessment of angular deformity, shortening, and pathological fracture in twenty-one patients.
Caption: Figure 1 Digital measurement of angular deformity at the subtrochanteric fracture site.
Orthopedic balloons are inserted and then inflated inside the fractured bone in an attempt to restore vertebral body height and correct angular deformity.
The flexor and extensor tendon insertions must be maintained to prevent angular deformity.
Torus fractures (also known as buckle fractures) usually present as focal angular deformity at the metaphysealdiaphyseal junction of long bones.
Balloon kyphoplasty is unique to other surgical treatments for vertebral compression fractures with its use of a balloon to restore vertebral body height and angular deformity in addition to stabilizing the fracture.
More recently, Ilizarov bone transport has been used with good success, as it simultaneously addresses issues of shortening, angular deformity, as well as soft tissue loss and joint contractures.
It also facilitates correction of more complicated cases with angular deformity, common after previous fracture.
Cortical apposition with fragment interdigitation would contribute to fracture stability and may limit angular deformity.
Prior to the development of this procedure, no treatment options were available that corrected the angular deformity of the fractured vertebral body.
Among several means of managing such fractures is balloon kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive procedure offered by Medtronic for spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis and cancer that corrects the angular deformity and stabilizes the fracture.

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