proximal femoral focal deficiency


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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.
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Alyssa's right thigh had stopped growing during her mom's pregnancy due to a nonhereditary and rare birth defect known as proximal femoral focal deficiency.
Michael McKenzie, 10, has proximal femoral focal deficiency, which means his right leg is much shorter than his left.
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.

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