deformity

(redirected from deformities)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.

More discussions about deformity
References in periodicals archive ?
'We aim to change the hope of the society, that which they have lost after getting a child with deformities. By so doing, we give the children hope to enjoy their future, in a way they don't and didn't know,' Mulelu said.
According to medical experts, it is estimated that one in 500 children is born with congenital limb deformities in the region.
Furthermore, the lower limbs are beginning to be investigated using full body radiographic images; lower extremity compensation such as knee flexion and pelvic shift are part of the pathophysiological cascade of adult spinal deformities. (6)
Deformities are considered extra-articular in the knee joint when proximal to femoral epicondyles or distal to the tip of fibula [7].
It should be noted, however, that developmental deformities of this kind are extremely rare and usually lead to death of the affected individual in the early stages of postembryonic development.
Twenty-five percent of chimps and 17 percent of baboons in the area were born with noticeable physical deformities by 2016, while other populations born just nine miles away were healthy.
Among the case sheets of the new leprosy cases, a search was made to find out distribution of the grade 2 deformities in Hands, Feet and Eye.
Untreated hemivertebra, both full or semisegmented, can lead to serious spinal deformities. It is difficult to predict the natural course of hemivertebrae [1-3].
Hammer toes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse.
Preoperative planning of uniapical angular deformities of the tibia or femur.
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of radiographic cam and pincer deformities, borderline dysplasia, and dysplasia in a professional ballet company.
Dentofacial deformities have a major negative social impact because of its association with esthetic and functional limitations.