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short femur with angulated shaft

Type 2 of Congenital short femur

Wednesday 5 March 2008

see also:Congenital short femur (13151)

Congenital short femur has been classified into five groups: type I, simple hypoplasia of the femur; type II, short femur with angulated shaft; type III, short femur with coxa vara (the most common); type IV, absent or defective proximal femur; and type V, absent or rudimentary femur. One or both femurs can be affected but the right femur is more frequently involved. Femoral hypoplasia–unusual facies syndrome, which is sporadic, consists of bilateral femoral hypoplasia and facial defects, including short nose with broad tip, long philtrum, micrognathia and cleft palate.