Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency
Proximal femoral focal deficiency is a malformation in the hip joint and upper part of the femur (thigh bone). This malformation results in a difference in leg length and may cause gait abnormalities.
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2023/12/Nothing-Stands-in-Ellys-Way
Diagnosed with proximal focal femoral deficiency, Elly runs, bikes and plays right alongside her peers, thanks to the medical equipment and care she has received at Shriners Children’s.
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2022/04/Emmett-Paves-the-Way-for-Other-Patients
Emmett's leg lengthening treatment plan included placing a nail on the outside of his femur, instead of the inside. It's a technique offered at only a handful of hospitals. Emmett's case was a first for Shriners Children's St. Louis.
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