Coxa Vara, Congenital
Type of disease: Rare conditions
Congenital Coxa Vara is a deformity of the hip that results in the leg being shortened and the development of a limp as a result. It can be caused by the bone tissue in the neck region the femur (thigh bone) being softer than normal, causing it to bend under the weight of the body. Treatment of this condition often requires surgery. Congenital coxa vara is estimated to affect 1 in live 25,000 births.