Coxa vara

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Abnormal gait associated with right hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 9
X-ray

Pelvis x-ray demonstrating a right hip deformity characterised by a reduced angle between the head and neck of the femur. Right angle= ~99 degrees; Left angle= ~125 degrees.

Case Discussion

Coxa vara describes a deformity of the hip where the angle formed between the head and neck of the femur and its shaft is decreased, usually defined as less than 120 degrees.

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Case information

rID: 38756
Case created: 2nd Aug 2015
Last edited: 7th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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