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What is the definition of Congenital Femoral Deficiency?
Congenital femoral deficiency (CFD) refers to a spectrum of congenital (present at birth) malformations of the thigh bone (femur) due to incomplete or abnormal development. CFD may affect one leg (most commonly) or both legs. Severity can range from minor shortening of the femur (appearing normal), to complete absence of much or all of the femur. Deficiency or instability of the hip and knee joint often are also present and effect treatment options for each person. Various systems for classifying CFD have been proposed. Some experts classify CFD according to radiological appearance, while others classify CFD according to factors that affect options for treatment. The underlying cause of CFD typically is not known, but it does not appear to be inherited. Researchers suspect it is caused by a disruption during early prenatal development, which may occur randomly or as a result of an environmental factor such as infection or trauma. Taking the drug thalidomide during pregnancy can cause CFD and other limb deficiencies in an unborn child. Management of CFD requires a multidisciplinary team of specialists, which may include a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, prosthetist, and physical therapist. The main goal of treatment is to maximize function and mobility. Due to the range of severity and potential abnormalities affecting other bones or joints, there is no single treatment approach that applies to all cases. However, almost all people with CFD will need some combination of non-surgical, surgical, and orthotic treatment. Examples of possible surgical treatment options include reconstruction and limb-lengthening in those with reconstructable hip and knee joints, and amputation and/or rotationplasty for use of a prosthesis.
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What are the alternative names for Congenital Femoral Deficiency?
  • Congenital short femur (subtype)
  • Proximal femoral focal deficiency (subtype)
Who are the top Congenital Femoral Deficiency Local Doctors?
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Ortopedická Klinika 1. Lékařské Fakulty Univerzity Karlovy

Prague, PR, CZ 

Jiri Chomiak is in Prague, Czech Republic. Chomiak is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Congenital Femoral Deficiency. He is also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Distal Arthrogryposis, Distal Arthrogryposis Type 6, and Hereditary Multiple Osteochondromas.

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Orthopaedic Hospital Speising

Vienna, AT 

Christof Radler is in Vienna, Austria. Radler is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Congenital Femoral Deficiency. He is also highly rated in 5 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Clubfoot, Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Phocomelia, and Sirenomelia.

 
 
 
 
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Rubin Institute For Advanced Orthopedics

Baltimore, MD 

John Herzenberg is an Orthopedics doctor in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Herzenberg has been practicing medicine for over 43 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Congenital Femoral Deficiency. He is also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Blount Disease, Clubfoot, and Phocomelia. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and licensed to treat patients in Maryland. Dr. Herzenberg is currently accepting new patients.

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