What is an Acquired Deformity?
An acquired deformity is a change in the normal shape or size of a body part. These kinds of deformities usually happen gradually over longer periods of time. Any bone of the body can be affected, as an acquired deformity can be a result of an injury, infection, arthritis, illness, or tumor. It often affects only one side of the body but can also be bilateral. The conditions may be seen in babies, children and adolescent, or adulthood and are not congenital (ie not present at birth).