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Has anyone had a mallet deformity?

Has anyone had a mallet deformity?

Very common: Caused by an injury to the bone at the end of the finger where the tendon attaches. Sometimes a piece of the bone is pulled off. If it happened recently, it can usually be corrected with splinting. See a hand surgeon for x-rays and evaluation. Good luck! ...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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Can bulimia cause deformity in children?

Can bulimia cause deformity in children?

Thanks for asking!: Bulimia can lead to dehydration and low potassium, magnesium, sodium and other electrolytes. Patients can be at risk for nutritional deficiencies. Bulimia can also cause menstrual irregularities, intestinal problems, bleeding and tears in the GI tract. Depending on how severe the problem is, a child could be at risk for diseases associated with nutrient deficiencies. ...Read more

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What is done to treat chest deformities?

What is done to treat chest deformities?

Surgery generally: although if someone is still growing and the case is not that terrible, physical therapy is tried. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders/hic_pectus_excavatum ...Read more

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Do hydro cephalus cause facial deformity?

Do hydro cephalus cause facial deformity?

Not by itself : This does not typically cause a facial deformity by itself but may be associated with per conditions that cause the facial deformity. ...Read more

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Is having a long face considered deformity?

Is having a long face considered deformity?

Cannot tell: We need a picture, a medical history, family history, examination. A long face could be a beautiful thing. ...Read more

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How is a hill-sachs deformity injury treated?

How is a  hill-sachs deformity injury  treated?

Depends: Depends on the size and if there's instability. If the instability is the result of a large humeral head defect, there is a technique of filling the defect with soft tissue called a remplissage. If the instability is due to the front of the socket (bankart lesion), a bone block can be transferred to the anterior glenoid to create stability. ...Read more

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What is right rigid equinovarus deformity mean?

What is right rigid equinovarus deformity mean?

Foot deformity: A foot deformity in which the heel is turned under and the toes are pointed downward. This one is on the right and is rigid. ...Read more

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What are the most common congenital deformities?

What are the most common congenital deformities?

See below:: 5 common types account for a quarter of the world's cases: >3 million children die of genetic birth defects by age 5, and almost as many may be permanently affected by their birth defectheart defects: neural tube defects (including spina bifida): blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia): down's syndrome and g6pd deficiency. >3 million children die of genetic defects by 5yrs. ...Read more

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What do women do to cause congenital deformities?

What do women do to cause congenital deformities?

Seldom responsible: Most of the congenital deformities occur randomly. Some of them, e.g., fetal alcohol syndrome, neural tube defects associated with Folic Acid deficiency, can be caused by action or inaction of pregnant women. Women pregnant or planning to get pregnant should avoid alcohol abuse, maintain adequate nutrition, and receive prenatal cares as recommended by her obstetrician. ...Read more