Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency, a Review

LISA LOWERY, M.D., CHARLES BUKREY, M.D. AND RAYMOND LOVETT, M.D.


Radiographic classification of proximal femoral focal deficiency has been described by several authors. The radiographs of 125 patients with proximal femoral focal deficiency were evaluated at the Area Child Amputee Center. Results of three independent experienced observers suggest poor interobserver reliability. Vast variability within the diagnosis makes attempts at classification quite difficult.

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