J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2022 Apr 28. Epub 2022 Apr 28.
From the Shriners Hospital for Children-Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Nossov and Franklin), Temple University College of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA (Hollin), and Colorado Joint Replacement, Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver, CO (Phillips).
Proximal focal femoral deficiency is a congenital transverse deficiency in which the femur is globally smaller with a typical proximal deformity at the hip that may include distal involvement of knees, leg, and feet. Congenital femoral deficiency (CFD) describes a broader spectrum of longitudinal deficiency inclusive of proximal focal femoral deficiency. CFD may also include lateral distal femoral hypoplasia, knee cruciate ligament deficiency, rotational instability, patellar dislocation, fibular hemimelia, ray absence, and contralateral limb involvement. Read More