Coxa Valga

Coxa Valga

Increase in angle between head/neck of femur and shaft (>140 degrees) in the frontal plane. The angle is normally about 150 degrees at births, but weightbearing and muscle pull should decrease this to 125-130 degrees by adulthood. If not  limb on affected side is in a position of outward rotation and abducted, usually have genu varus.

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