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, […]