Here are some major symptoms that can help in identifying Coxa Valga in adults: The patient loses out mobility entirely and causes a lot of pain and discomfort. The patients will also experience leg shortening or loss of the hip joint tissue and eventually, it may result in loss of bearing weight to stand on the affected hip. The muscles surrounding the hip joint in the affected leg will deform and cause limping as well. Patients who suffer from Coxa Valga present themselves with invasive pain in the thigh area. They often feel shortening of leg, complete immobility and find a difficulty in standing.

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Usually associated with a painless hip due to mild abductor weakness and mild limb length discrepancy. If there is a bilateral involvement the child might have a waddling gait or trendelenburg gait with an increased lumbar lordosis.

The greater trochanter is usually prominent on palpation and is more proximal. Restricted abduction and internal rotation. X-ray: decreased neck shaft angle, increased cervicofemoral angle, vertical physis, shortened femoral neck decrease in femoral anteversion. Treatment: HE angle of 45—60 degrees: observation and periodic follow up. If HE angle is reduced to 38 degrees, less evidence of recurrence; post operative spica cast is used for a period of 6—8 weeks.

Coxa vara is also seen in Niemann—Pick disease. Congenital[ edit ] Presence at birth is extremely rare and associated with other congenital anomalies such as proximal femoral focal deficiency, fibular hemimelia or anomalies in other part of the body such as cleidocranial dyastosis.

The femoral deformity is present in the subtrochantric area where the bone is bent. The cortices are thickened and may be associated with overlying skin dimples. External rotation of the femur with valgus deformity of knee may be noted.

This condition does not resolve and requires surgical management. Surgical management includes valgus osteotomy to improve hip biomechanics and length and rotational osteotomy to correct retroversion and lengthening.


Coxa Valga

Enhance your health with free online physiotherapy exercise lessons and videos about various disease and health condition By Prodyut Das by Molly Washington, District of Columbia A pathological increase in the medial angulation between the neck and the shaft is called coxa valga, and a pathological decrease is called coxa vara. As with the angle of inclination of the humerus, there are variations not only among individuals but also from side to side. In women, the angle of inclination is somewhat smaller than in men, owing to the greater width of the female pelvis. With the normal angle of inclination, the greater trochanter lies at the level of the center of the femoral head. The angle of inclination of the femur changes across the life span, being substantially greater in infancy and childhood and gradually decline to about degrees in normal elderly person. In Dysplastic Hip structural deviations of femoral anteversion, coxa valga, and a shallow acetabulum can result in increased articular exposure of the femoral head, less congruence and reduced stability of the hip joint in neutral weight bearing position.


Coxa valga

Denn die Abnahme des Diaphysen-Winkels ist ein kontinuierlicher Prozess, der schon im Kindesalter beginnt. Ursachen Coxa vara congenita bleibt in ihren genauen Ursachen weiterhin im Dunkel. Der Oberschenkelhals ist dann den Belastungen nicht mehr gewachsen und verformt sich. Tritt diese Krankheit im Erwachsenenalter auf, spricht der Arzt von Osteomalazie. Neben einer D-Avitaminose kommen bei diesem Syndrom andere stoffwechselbedingte Mangelerscheinungen in Betracht. Eine rasche Behandlung vorausgesetzt, kann dies durch verschiedene Hilfsmittel wie Gehhilfen oder einen Rollstuhl vermieden werden. Bei Kindern wird eine Coxa Vara oft erst nach dem ersten Lebensjahr bemerkt.

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