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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

(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.
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.

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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