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Congenital Coxa Vara

  • Jose M. Ramirez
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Abstract

Coxa vara can result from different acquired, congenital, and/or metabolic conditions. Surgical reconstruction is indicated in cases of advanced deformity.

Keywords

Coxa vara Osteotomy Cretinism Fibrous dysplasia McCune-Albright Femoral neck 

What is a normal femoral neck shaft angle?

125–135°

What is Hilgenreiner’s angle?

Angle formed between Hilgenreiner’s line and proximal femoral physis

What surgery is typically indicated for Hilgenreiner epiphyseal angle >60°?

Corrective valgus derotational osteotomy

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose M. Ramirez
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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