Classification and management of congenital abnormalities of the femur.

@article{Gillespie1983ClassificationAM,
  title={Classification and management of congenital abnormalities of the femur.},
  author={R. Gillespie and Ian P. Torode},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1983},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={557-68}
}
Sixty-nine patients with congenital abnormality of the femur were reviewed. Their manifestation of femoral dysplasia ranged from an intact femur approximately 60 per cent of the length of the normal leg to a subtotal absence of the femur in which only the femoral condyles remained, often with a congenital fusion of the knee joint. Two groups were defined: Group I consisted of those with congenital hypoplastic femur in which the hip and knee could be made functional and where, in some patients… CONTINUE READING

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