Proximal femoral focal deficiency

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed


Left lower limb deformity

Patient Data

Age: 6y
Gender: Female
  1. Abnormally short left femur with diaphyseal braodening associated with multiple levels segmentation and pseudoarthrosis.
  2. The femoral head as well as the left acetabulum are intact.
  3. No evidence of connection between the feamoral head and shaft.
  4. Note the atrophy of the muscles on the leftside.

Case Discussion

6 years old female patient with congenitally short left lower limb. MRI of the pelvis revealled abnormal shortening of the left femur with multiple levels segmentation. The femoral head as well as acetabulum are intact. Findings are consistent with PFFD type A.

Proximal focal femoral deficiency

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Case information

rID: 48074
Published: 18th Sep 2016
Last edited: 18th Sep 2016
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