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Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

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Femoral bifurcation with ipsilateral tibia hemimelia: Early outcome of ablation and prosthetic fitting

EA Orimolade, IC Ikem, LM Oginni, AO Odunsi

Abstract


Femoral bifurcation and tibia hemimelia are rare anomalies. Hereby, we present a case report of a 2-year-old boy who first presented in our orthopedic clinic as a 12-day-old neonate, with a grossly deformed right lower limb from a combination of complete tibia hemimelia and ipsilateral femoral bifurcation. Excision of femoral exostosis, knee disarticulation and prosthetic fitting gives satisfactory early outcome.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1119-3077.91764
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