Deformity Correction Specialist

Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

Orthopedics located in West Palm Beach, Florida

Bone deformities cause pain and restrict your range of motion. Deformity correction can relieve discomfort and pain while restoring normal functioning of your affected limbs. Bone deformities is one of the many conditions treated by the expert team at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute. To schedule an appointment, call the office at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, or use the online booking tool.

Deformity Correction Q & A

What is bone deformity?

Bone deformities are bones that are either aligned incorrectly or not the typical shape or size. There are four types of bone deformity:

  • Rotation - twisted bone
  • Angulation - bent bone
  • Displacement - shift in bone positioning after a fracture
  • Limb length discrepancy - one limb is longer than the other side

People with bone deformity can have a single type of deformity, but it is not uncommon to have a combination of two or more types of bone deformity. Identifying rotation or angulation bone deformities is easy as the problem is visible. 

Displacement and limb length discrepancy deformities aren’t always noticeable, so your doctor will thoroughly examine your limbs, measure to compare your left limb to your right, and use X-rays and CT scans to determine the nature of your bone deformity and the best course of treatment.

What causes bone deformity?

Bone deformity can be congenital (present from birth) or occur during childhood development. Bone deformity can also be caused after a bone fracture heals incorrectly, such as after a car accident or sports injury.

If you or your child needs treatment for a bone deformity, whether it is congenital, developmental, or caused after a fracture, call the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute or schedule an appointment online.

What is deformity correction?

Deformity correction is surgery to modify or adjust bones that grow incorrectly due to disease or injury. Surgery can correct multiple deformities, such as correction of angulation and limb length at the same time. Deformity correction surgery is commonly used to help patients with spine, legs, knees, or ankle deformities.

What is miserable malignment?

Miserable malignment is a rare bone deformity in which your femur and tibia leg bones are not aligned correctly. Your thigh bones rotate internally, causing the knees to point inward while your lower leg bones rotate out. Miserable malignment is thought to cause knee, hip, ankle, and foot pain. 

The team at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute can diagnose bone deformity and miserable malignment and offer treatment for your condition to relieve pain and improve mobility. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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