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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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Dr Theuri says other children's deformities corrected at the facility include club foot, where a foot or feet are twisted, angular deformities, hip dislocations at birth, spine scoliosis, upper limb congenital deformities, and neural-muscular diseases, such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.
Nana Ampofo-Bekoe, AngloGold Ashanti Sustainability Manager, said the company decided to support the surgeries to correct the deformities, since the programme forms part of their social responsibilities to the people of Obuasi.
The Little Wings Foundation was founded in 2007 by Dr Marc Sinclair, one of the region's prominent paediatric orthopaedic surgeons, with the mission to provide medical assistance to children who have musculoskeletal deformities in the Middle East and North Africa.
He used these to correct coronal plane deformities in patients with scoliosis, several of whom were victims of the polio epidemic.
Deformities in tibia which included varus, anterior angulation, translation, rotation, and shortening were corrected using this technique.
The mortality rate among experimental embryos was around 28% and spiders in this group had various deformities of appendages (oligomely, schistomely, heterosymely).
These deformities - especially facial deformities - weren't found in apes until 2014, and there were only two instances before 2014, according to the Verge.
The sex distribution, type of leprosy, type of grade 2 deformity and distribution of grade 2 deformities were studied, results compiled and analysed.
Okay ra nga ingana siya basta nabuhi (It was painful for us that the baby died and our baby had deformities. But we didn't mind that she had deformities as long as she was alive),' said Michael.
There were statistically no significant differences between the early postoperative measurements and final follow-up radiographs with respect to coronal and sagittal plane deformities.
Lesser toe deformities are caused by alterations in normal anatomy, which create an imbalance between the intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the foot.
These data suggest that overactivation of mTORC1 in chondrocytes may be relevant to congenital spinal deformities in mammals.