Complete Information on Coxa Vara, Congenital

By: Juliet Cohen

Coxa vara usually presents with a limp, and limited ability to bring the thigh out to the side. Coxa vara includes all forms of decrease of the femoral neck shaft angle to less than 120-135?. Congenital coxa vara (CCV), also referred tocervical coxa vara. Congenital coxa vara is a condition in which a varus deformity exists that is assumed to be caused by either an embryonic limb bud abnormality or an intrauterine condition causing significant proximal femoral varus. CCV is, by definition, present at birth but manifests clinically during early childhood and commonly follows a clinical course that is progressive with growth.

Coxa Vara is a rare disease. It can also occur when the bone tissue in the neck of the femur is softer than normal, meaning it bends under the weight of the body. The developmental form of Coxa Vara presents itself during early childhood and seems to follow a progressive pattern that continues as the child develops. The disease seems just as likely to affect either gender and seems to occur on either side of the body without prejudice. Estimates for Congenital Coxa Vara suggest the occurrence ranges from 1 in 13,000 to 1 in 25,000 people. Based on an estimated average of 300 million people living in the U.S.

The disease seems just as likely to affect either gender and seems to occur on either side of the body without prejudice. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and difficulty in walking. Many forms of nonoperative treatment can treat this condition. The general consensus for treating symptomatic or progressive Congenital Coxa Vara is with surgery. Surgery allows for the reconstructing of the neck shaft angle to make for a more normal and balanced structure. The subtrochanteric valgus-producing osteotomies used by many authors also have provided good and lasting clinical results.

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