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Femur and Limb Defects

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How Limbs Develop - an Elegant Overview

The current understanding of the embryology of human limb development is the subject of an elegant overview published by Drs. R. D. Riddle and C. J. Tabin in the 1999 February issue of Scientific American.

Femur and Limb Defects

A study of 70 patients with 91 congenital short femora, by C. Hamanishi (J. Bone and Joint Surg. 62: 307, 1980) points out in considerable detail, contrasts between instances induced by thalidomide and those from other causes.

Limb Defects



(male-female 37:19)
(male-female 8:6)
Foot everted
Foot inverted
Digital defects
Digital defects

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