“Syndrome of Contractures and Deformities” According to Prof. Hans Mau as the Primary Cause of Hip, Neck, Shank and Spine Deformities in Babies, Youth and Adults
The Syndrome of Contractures and Deformities (SofCD) is thought to be the result of abnormalities in the locomotor system in children, as well as inadequacy and pain in adults. Prof. Hans Mau claims that there is a list of symptoms that can be seen in neonates and babies. He refers to this condition as the “Seven Contracture Syndrome” (or “Siebenersyndrom” in German). The authors describe the eighth abnormality, namely the varus deformity of shanks, in this publication from 2006. The Syndrome of Contractures and Deformities, as the primary cause of wry neck (torticollis) and one of the four causes of Blount disease, is thoroughly discussed in this article, as well as its impact on the development of hip dysplasia. In addition, the biomechanical origin of so-called idiopathic scoliosis is explained.
Vincent Pol University in Lublin, Poland.
Medical University in Lublin, Poland.
Department of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital Radebeul Elblandklinikum Radebeul, Saxony, Germany.