Coxa vara

Case contributed by Ahmed Abdrabou


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

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Female

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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