This post was written by a student in Lynn Reid’s Writing for the Sciences class at the City College of New York. After researching a scientifically debatable topic and writing about it for an audience of academic peers, this assignment asks students to present a multi-modal argument of the same topic to a popular audience.
PFFD (proximal femoral focal deficiency) is a rare anomaly that usually manifests in the form of femoral deficiencies that cause the femur to be shorter than usual. The cause for PFFD is not yet known. More that one treatments are proposed for this anomaly. This project explored two treatments in particular, the Van Nes rotation and the Syme amputation.The goal of this project was to find which is the best treatment for my niece who suffers from PFFD. The research on this project pointed to the Syme amputation as being a better procedure for my niece.