10Jan, 2014

Rotational Deformity, Part 2

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Treating Rotational Deformity, Restoring Normal Leg Function This is Part 2 of a previous blog on Rotational Deformity. This condition is frequently misdiagnosed and can cause pain for years before a physician trained to identify the signs is able to correct the problem. To the untrained eye, the subtle signs of Rotational Deformity may go undetected. Childhood photo of patient showing visible malrotation. Treating rotational deformity generally entails the use of several different osteotomy procedures. Osteotomy means bone cutting and entails a transverse bone cut just above or below a […]
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16Jul, 2013

Rotational Deformity, Part 1

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Rotational Deformity, Part 1 This month’s blog focuses on rotational deformities and is one of a two part series on the condition. Fifty years ago, Dr. Hughston, one of the founding fathers of American Sports Medicine, imparted a vernacular term for rotational deformities of the lower extremity – “Miserable Malalignment.” A rotational deformity in adults can often be difficult to diagnose. Before finding an orthopedic specialist who can identify this condition, some patients may, unfortunately, undergo years of ineffective treatments and physical limitations. Rotational deformities can frequently occur in childhood, […]
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