proximal femoral focal deficiency


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

prox·i·mal fem·o·ral fo·cal de·fi·cien·cy (PFFD),

a congenital defect in which variable portions of the superior end of the femur are reduced or absent.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Her condition, proximal femoral focal deficiency - said to affect just one in a million people - meant her knee was where her hip should be, her shin replaced her thigh and her ankle acted as a knee joint.
Nine-year-old Lentrit Aliu, who has a birth defect called proximal femoral focal deficiency, underwent surgery last week at Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Shreveport.

Full browser ?