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deformity

Pathol an acquired or congenital distortion of an organ or part

Deformity

See also Lameness.
Calmady, Sir Richard
born without lower legs. [Br. Lit.: Sir Richard Calmady, Walsh Modern, 84]
Carey, Philip
embittered young man with club foot seeks fulfillment. [Br. Lit.: Of Human Bondage]
Cyclopes
one-eyed monsters. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
Elephant Man, the
Joseph Merrick, whose deformed face was said to resemble an elephant’s. [Br. Cinema: The Elephant Man]
Freaks
1930s macabre movie about sideshow people. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 278]
Gwynplaine
his disfigured face had a perpetual horrible grin. [Fr. Lit.: Hugo The Man Who Laughs in Benét, 632]
Mayeux
deformed man, both brave and witty. [Fr. Folklore: Wheeler Dictionary, 237]
Priapus
son of Aphrodite and Dionysus; grotesque man with huge phallus. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 233]
Quasimodo
hunchbacked bell-ringer. [Fr. Lit.: Hunchback of Notre Dame]
Richard III
crook-back king. [Br. Lit.: Shakespeare Richard III]
Sarn, Prudence
harelipped girl is servant on brother’s farm. [Br. Lit.: Precious Bane, Magill I, 778–780]
thalidomide
supposedly harmless sedative resulted in disfigured babies. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 582–583]
Thersites
deformed Greek officer at the siege of Troy, famed for his malevolence. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de
(1864–1901) crippled and stunted; became great artist. [Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 13]
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He was the second person in the UK to be born with deformities as a result of the drug.
This clearance advances care for children with early-onset spinal deformities, and for their families and caregivers," said Doug King, senior vice-president and president of Medtronic Spinal.
Hyperextension deformities respond well to serial plasters, particularly in patients <1 year of age.
He's been so cooperative and is such a wonderful child," said Dr Sinclair who has taken it upon himself to give new life to children with war injuries and congenital deformities, including club foot, hip dislocations and spinal deformities.
German surgeon Hermann Kummell described six patients with vertebral body compression deformities after minor trauma in 1895 (1, 2).
Foot exams to identify hallux valgus, lesser toe deformities and plantar soft tissue atrophy were conducted between 2002 and 2008.
This covers burn deformities and developmental deformities, or acquired deformities, as well as facial regeneration and aesthetic surgery.
Dubai: International children charity organisation, Operation Smile, which provides free surgeries for children with facial deformities, will hold an iftar fundraiser on July 26.
Up to 45 medical volunteers from the UAE and around the world travelled to Jordan for the week-long mission, to perform corrective surgeries to more than 120 children suffering from facial deformities.
Many disabled but not incapacitated patients suffering from lower leg deformities, can be assisted to lead a normal life thanks to an initiative by the United Africa Group (UAG) in association with Oxygen Communications.
By Noimot Olayiwola/Staff ReporterA state-of-the-art centre of excellence, which will be fully dedicated to treating both children and adults, who are suffering from degenerative spine diseases and deformities such as scoliosis - a condition affecting mostly adolescent females in Qatar, is being planned at the HMC's orthopaedic department, Gulf Times has learnt.