Coxa vara

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Abnormal gait since long time and developed left hip pain of 2 months.

Patient Data

Age: 16 year old
Gender: Female
MRI

Abnormal alignment of the left femoral neck with narrow femoral neck angle leads to premature osteoarthritic changes of the left hip joint. Normal femoral neck angle = 120o

Annotated image

Normal angle on the right side = 125o

Abnormal angle on the left side = 103o

Case Discussion

Coxa vara is deformity of the femoral neck with decreased femoral neck angle < 120o. The condition could be congenital or acquired and causes premature hip osteoarthritis.

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Case information

rID: 28985
Case created: 25th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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