Congenital femoral deficiency: a rare case report


  • Sadashiva B Ukkali Department of Paediatrics, Al-Ameen Medical College Vijayapur, Karnataka, India
  • Khodaija Mahvish Department of Paediatrics, Al-Ameen Medical College Vijayapur, Karnataka, India
  • Nazeer Jeergal Department of Paediatrics, Al-Ameen Medical College Vijayapur, Karnataka, India



Congenital, Femur, Limb shortening, PFFD


Proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD) is a rare congenital anomaly. We present a case of an isolated unilateral congenital femoral deficiency that was born locally. A full-term male baby was brought to us with a complaint of short left lower limb. Examination revealed short left lower limb with absence of thigh. Detailed history was obtained and he was examined clinically as well as radiologically. He was diagnosed as a case of PFFD of type C. Proper evaluation and its management accordingly can help the patient to lead a socially and economically productive life. 


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