Shepherd’s crook deformity – refers to a distinctive…

Shepherd’s crook deformity – refers to a distinctive abnormal contour of the proximal femur in the setting of fibrous dysplasia.  As the bone deforms the angle made between the neck of the femur and the femoral shaft decreases (coxa vara) and the bone becomes rounded simulating the appearance of a shepherd’s crook, a stick with a C-shaped end carried by shepherd’s particularly common in biblical times.

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