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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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Dr Lasebikan declared 'children have growing ends of the bone, so any injury that affects that growing end of their bones can cause a deformity in their foot.
We, however, continued to seek better treatment and took them to another hospital where doctors used plaster to correct the deformity but they remained unsuccessful,' she said.
Deformity was seen among 11 patients (10.89%) (Grade-I deformity was seen in 6 patients and Grade II deformity was seen in 5 patients).
It is also a prominent structure of the face with projection making it unusually vulnerable to trauma and deformity in road traffic accidents and modern sports like boxing and karate.
The frame is designed to gradually correct the deformity and its application requires full expert training, which Dr Attia carried out at Hull Royal Hospital in the UK and Speising Hospital in Vienna, Austria.
The conference also included 5 workshops pertaining to different facets of the diagnosis and management of dentofacial deformity. The activity aims to equip the attending professionals with the advanced skills and techniques utilized in the management of dentofacial deformity patients.
'It becomes difficult while dealing with such deformity and this is the moment when you need a team,' Shaheed stated.
When lordosis is lost, as with fat back deformity, the patient sufers and correction of the lordosis has been shown to help.
Fracture malunion, previous failed osteotomies, epiphyseal injury, osteomyelitis, metabolic bone disease involving bone, and Paget's disease are the major causes for extra articular deformity in long bones.
(2016) indicated a close relationship between the morphological deformity and the structure of the brain/brains: fusion of pedipalps and chelicerae were accompanied by the fusion of corresponding ganglia.
The sex distribution, type of leprosy, type of grade 2 deformity and distribution of grade 2 deformities were studied, results compiled and analysed.
The two-year-old was born with a deformity which affected his oesophageal tube.