Proximal femoral focal deficiency. Evidence for a defect in proliferation and maturation of chondrocytes.

@article{Boden1989ProximalFF,
  title={Proximal femoral focal deficiency. Evidence for a defect in proliferation and maturation of chondrocytes.},
  author={Scott D. Boden and Michael D. Fallon and Rebekah Davidson and Michael T. Mennuti and Frederick S. Kaplan},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1989},
  volume={71 8},
  pages={1119-29}
}
Proximal femoral focal deficiency is a rare congenital malformation, characterized by a failure of normal development of the proximal part of the femur. To our knowledge, there have been no reports on the histology of fetal growth plates that are affected by this disorder. To characterize this focal developmental anomaly further, we studied the histopathology of the growth plates and epiphyses from a twenty-one-week fetus with unilateral proximal femoral focal deficiency. Although the shape of… CONTINUE READING