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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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According to him, 'if appropriate shoes are not used, it can worsen existing conditions caused by injury, heredity, deformity, or illness.
If you elect to proceed with the removal, your podiatric surgeon will take x-rays of your feet to assess what degree of deformity and/or arthritis you have in the big toe joint and plan the appropriate surgery.
Sharing experience of her two twin sons with club foot deformity, Shafaq Siraj, a young mother of four and resident of Orangi Town, said that doctors blamed her for birth defects and said it was due to 'small space in her womb' which caused the deformity.
The data were analyzed according to gender, type of leprosy, and presence of deformity.
Material and Methods: Individuals with stage III saddle nose deformity for at least two years due to trauma or as a sequel of septal surgery, with no history of anxiolytic and antidepressant intake were included in the study.
The deformity was causing intense pain and distress for the young patient but thanks to a four-hour surgery, the girl has been given hope for a better life, the hospital said.
Well renowned oral surgeons, pediatric dentists, orthodontist and other dental professionals from across Pakistanattended the event and addressed key issues faced by patients with dentofacial deformity, including cleft lip and palate, need for liaison of specialties, team approach towards management and latest modalities of treatment of such cases.
Experts during a session held at Rehman Medical Institute (RMI) shared with new professionals that such deformity could not be treated in the past but with latest research and modern techniques, the treatment was available.
Based on these concepts, a new classification system has emerged for adult spinal deformity. The SRS-Schwab classification consists of four components: curve type (T - thoracic, L - lumbar, D - double, and S - sacral), pelvic incidence minus lumbar lordosis modifier, pelvic tilt modifier, and global balance modifier.
Our patient had malunited tibial fracture for 20 years and skin coverage over deformity site was adequate.
Matthiesen (1979) identified this deformity in the scorpion Tityus cambridgei (Pocock): the affected individual had a double prosoma, two sets of eyes and four pedipalps.
[3] Deformity is the visible alteration in the form, shape or appearance of the body due to impairment produced by the disease.