Proximal femoral focal deficiency (Congenital Femoral deficiency) It is a spectrum of disorders affecting the proximal femur. It can range from mere shortening of femur to a complete absence of proximal part of whole femur. It can be associated with involvement of knee and also the acetabulum (cup).
At birth the parents will observe that the child has a short leg
- Reconstruction of head and neck. We can reconstruct the head and neck by cutting the bone and re orienting it. We will have to use a plate to hold the bone. Sometimes special material called BMP (bone morphogenic protein) may have to be inserted to achieve union