Coxa valga

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Coxa valga
Different femoral abnormalities.
Classification and external resources
Specialty medical genetics
ICD-10 M21.0, Q65.8
ICD-9-CM 736.31, 755.61
DiseasesDB 34851
MeSH D060906

Coxa valga is a deformity of the hip where the angle formed between the head and neck of the femur and its shaft is increased, usually above 135 degrees. It is caused by a slipped epiphysis of the femoral head.

The differential diagnosis includes neuromuscular disorders (i.e. cerebral palsy, spinal dysraphism, poliomyelitis), skeletal dysplasias, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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