torsional deformity

tor·sion·al de·for·mi·ty

in orthopedics, a deformity caused by an abnormal rotation of a portion of an extremity with relation to the long axis of the entire extremity.

tor·sion·al de·for·mi·ty

(tōr'shŭn-ăl dĕ-fōrm'i-tē)
orthopedics A deformity caused by rotation of a portion of an extremity with relationship to the long axis of the entire extremity.
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Spica treatment has disadvantages such as prolonged hospital stay, shortening, angular and torsional deformity and the psychosocial implication of treatment of femoral shaft fractures.
Finally, in children with a torsional deformity, the potential for long-term disability in the absence of treatment, and the risks of treatment, should be thoroughly discussed with the parents and the patient.
Ruling out the deformity of the feet especially pes or metatarsus varus or valgus which may represent torsional deformity of the limb is mandatory [16].