Proximal femoral focal deficiency

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


Leg length discrepancy at birth.

Patient Data

Age: Neonate
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

A newborn male patient with features of right proximal focal femoral deficiency. Even at 11 weeks the femoral head cannot be seen to be ossified, although there is the impression of cartilaginous head, and as such it is not possible to classify this deformity. See classification of PFFD

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Case information

rID: 8726
Published: 25th Feb 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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