When planning a deformity analysis on a patient, the first question to ask is whether there is a deformity. Although some deformities are obvious, some are barely recognizable. A proper deformity analysis has to be performed before the ultimate indication. The first procedure is running the malalignment test (MAT) regardless of the presence of an obvious deformity for analysis because the data obtained is necessary for subsequent procedures.
In this chapter initial procedure of the deformity analysis, malalignment test will be explained.
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