Orthopaedic Deformity


When an individual has a musculoskeletal structure deformity, their ability to perform ordinary tasks is significantly impacted. For example, if they have arm deformities, they may be unable to feed themselves. Nevertheless, this is not an irreversible state, as medical innovations and discoveries have made it possible to correct most deformities. As a result, the aim of deformity correction surgery is to restore a person's functionality to some extent, and alleviate the difficulties they experience in their daily lives.

Causes Of Orthopaedic Treatment:

Deformities in a person can be caused by a range of conditions and injuries. The most frequent culprits include

  • Underdeveloped limbs and foetal position as birth defects
  • Contractures from neurological conditions
  • Fractures and dislocations from acute injuries
  • Sarcoma removal
  • Amputation
  • Arthritis.

The impact on an individual's life varies according to the severity of the deformity. Physiotherapy is one way to enhance independence and improve functional daily activities.

Symptoms Of Orthopaedic Deformity:

Signs and symptoms of orthopedic conditions vary and can include:

  • Numbness
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Warmth
  • Stiffness
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Bone pain
  • Deformity of the affected area


Treating deformities typically involves using braces in the initial stage. Braces are applied to the affected limb or body part for a minimum of one year, with the intention of correcting the problem. Usually, the brace is worn continually or while awake, and for minor deformities like a misaligned knee, this approach is sufficient. Nevertheless, in some cases, braces fail to produce the desired outcome, and corrective surgery is required. Generally, braces are prescribed for young children whose bones are still in the development stage.