coxa valga


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cox·a val·'ga

alteration of the angle made by the axis of the femoral neck to the axis of the femoral shaft, so that the angle exceeds 135 degrees; the femoral neck is in more of a straight-line relationship to the shaft of the femur.

coxa valga

(văl′gə)
n.
Deformity of the hip in which the angle made by the femoral neck and the femoral shaft is increased.

coxa valga

a hip deformity in which the angle normally formed by the axis of the head and neck of the femur and the axis of its shaft is significantly increased.

coxa valga

Orthopedics A hip deformity in which the angle between the neck and the shaft of the femur is > 140º

cox·a val·ga

(kok'să val'gă)
Alteration of the angle made by the axis of the femoral neck to the axis of the femoral shaft, so that the angle exceeds 135 degrees; the femoral neck is in more of a straight-line relationship to the shaft of the femur.

coxa

pl. coxae [L.] the hip, loosely, the hip joint.

coxa plana
flattening of the head of the femur resulting from osteochondrosis of its epiphysis.
coxa valga
deformity of the hip joint with increase in the angle of inclination between the neck and shaft of the femur, producing a straighter bone.
coxa vara
deformity of the hip joint with decrease in the angle of inclination between the neck and shaft of the femur.
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While a generalized disruption of the static stabilizers likely contributed to this, it is the concurrent coxa valga and resultant stressing of the dynamic stabilizers that ultimately led to the posterior instability.
Reports of avascular necrosis of femoral head, coxa valga have been reported with interlocking nail when attempted in skeletally immature patients.
Frontal view of the femurs revealed enlarged acetabular cavities with rough margins, and poorly formed femoral epiphyses and widened femoral necks with coxa valga (Fig.
Of the 20 hips with secondary osteoarthritis, the etiology was trauma in 12, dysplasia of the hip in five, slipped capital femoral epiphysis in two, and coxa valga in one.