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Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Usually not: Developmental hip dysplasia, formerly called congenital hip dislocation, should not affect future development unless associated with another anomaly in major organ. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a ...Read more


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What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

Abnormal birth: Any abnormality in the baby is considered a malformation. It can be as simple as an extra digit or as severe as multiple malformation syndromes that can be lethal to the newborn. ...Read more

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What's a varus / valgus deformity?

Positions.: Varus is a term to describe an inverted position. Valgus describes an everted position. It is a description for frontal plane deformities. ...Read more

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Can a pectus deformity be corrected?

Can a pectus deformity be corrected?

Pectum chest contour: Pectum deformities can be minor and only have aesthetic concerns like a bulge or a concavity vs those with a significant functional element as well.The latter ones are corrected by essentially cutting out the depressed area in the pectum excavatum cases and expanding the chest. While the aesthetic cases can be dealt with by what i call camouflage procedures. Consult with your local plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is posterior cleft deformity of the sacrum also called spina bifida occulta?

Is posterior cleft deformity of the sacrum also called spina bifida occulta?

Spina bifida: Spina bifida refers to a deformity or defect within the lumbosacral spine and yes a posterior cleft deformity would be a form of spina bifida. ...Read more

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Can congenital spinal stenosis be fixed?

Can congenital spinal stenosis be fixed?

Yes: Congenital stenosis may not cause any symptoms, may respond it terms of symptom relief to epidural steroids and can only be structurally fixed by surgery, typically laminectomy. ...Read more

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Will adult congenital kyphosis lead to paraplegia?

Kyphosis: It really depends on how progressive or how fast the kyphosis is increasing. A consultation with a spine surgeon could likely give you an answer. ...Read more

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more

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Are congenital heart defects hereditary?

Are congenital heart defects hereditary?

Depends on variables: There are a few syndromes with high frequency of specific heart defects that can have inheritance risk up to 50%. Most, however, are part of a complex inheritance pattern with around 5% risk.This 5% would include any pattern of congenital heart defect, not necessarily the same one. ...Read more

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Does lordosis predispose someone to congenital lateral recess stenosis?

Does lordosis predispose someone to congenital lateral recess stenosis?

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Strictly speaking, "congenital" means that you were born with it. However, I would say if you were born with congenital lateral recess stenosis and developed excessive lordosis as an adult, then you could be more prone to developing symptoms like back pain. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Are congenital abnormalities genetic?

Are  congenital abnormalities genetic?

Sometimes.: Although it's true that most congenital anomalies (duodenal atresia, ventricular septal defect) have some (currently known or unknown) genetic underpinning, some clearly do not (amniotic band deformation sequence, hydranencephaly, gastroschisis, porencephaly) and some are due to teratogenic exposures unrelated to genetic information (valproic acid, paroxetine, coumadin, (warfarin) enalapril, alcohol). ...Read more

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What is fontan operation in congenital heart defects?

What is fontan operation in congenital heart defects?

Fontan Procedure: The fontan is a surgery that connects the inferior venacava (ivc) to the pulmonary arteries. The fontan is the final surgery for patients who have a single ventricle or single ventricle physiology. This means that the blue blood, desaturated blood retruning to the heart is directed to the lungs without being pumped through the heart. ...Read more

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Cardiologists, what are the risks congenital heart defect corrective surgery?

Cardiologists, what are the risks congenital heart defect corrective surgery?

Depends on defect: Many factors contribute to risks of congenital heart disease Very simple defects usually routinely repaired and uneventful. More complex lesions more difficult and intricate to repair. Some fixes require multiple surgeries. Usually should be performed by experienced pediatric cardiac surgeons, Support personell help things run smoothly.Age of child and any associated comorbidities. ...Read more

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Is scoliosis inherited?

Is scoliosis inherited?

Yes: Most forms of scoliosis have a hereditary pattern. The exact inheritance pattern is not yet known. However we know that scoliosis tends to be more common in twins and in families with a known history of the disease. ...Read more

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When is surgery needed for?Congenital heart defects?

When is surgery needed for?Congenital heart defects?

For poor oxygen flow: When the nature of the defect is such that oxygen-poor blood goes to the carotids and/or coronaries, then corrective surgery must be utilized to modify the condition into one compatible with long-term survival. ...Read more

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Is lymphangioma congenital ?

Is lymphangioma congenital
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Yes: Yes lymphangioma is a congenital condition in the sense that it is something that a baby is born with. But it is also something that can progressively enlarge after birth. ...Read more

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Can lateral recess stenosis be corrected without a spinal fusion?

Yes, decompression: If the cause of the lateral recess stenosis is purely due to something compressing the nerve, like a disc or bone spurs it can be treated with a decompressive laminectomy or hemilaminectomy. However, if the cause is instability of the spinal segment, it should be fused. Also, if there is severe back pain associated with it, your surgeon may suggest to fuse as well. ...Read more

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Can a congenital heart defect lead to disability requiring a wheelchair?

Sure.: Congenital heart defects are associated with significant brain injury both before and after corrective surgery, therefore cerebral palsy or more mild neurodevelopmental defects can occur that would limit one's ability to ambulate or function independently. ...Read more

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Rare finger deformity. Is there a surgical fix?

Rare finger deformity. Is there a surgical fix?

Possibly: Go see a hand surgeon for appropriate evaluation and he can tell you if there is a solution or not. ...Read more

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