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Congenital coxa valga

Symptoms of Congenital coxa valga

The following features are indicative of Congenital coxa valga:
  • disturbance of the normal anatomy of the hip
  • dislocation of the head of the femur from the acetabulum
  • subluxation from the socket
  • dysplasia
  • laxity
  • elongation of the ligaments and capsule of the joint
It is possible that Congenital coxa valga shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Congenital coxa valga

The following are the most common causes of Congenital coxa valga:
  • generalized restriction of fetal mobility

Risk Factors for Congenital coxa valga

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Congenital coxa valga:
  • breech babies
  • female babies
  • first born infants

Prevention of Congenital coxa valga

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Congenital coxa valga.

Occurrence of Congenital coxa valga

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Congenital coxa valga cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Common between 1 - 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Congenital coxa valga most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • At birth

Common Gender

Congenital coxa valga can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Congenital coxa valga

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Congenital coxa valga:
  • Hip joint exam screening: Helps to detect hip dysplasia earlier
  • Ortolani maneuver exam: Helps to indicate neonates dislocated hip by absence of the "clunk" sound
  • Barlow maneuver exam: Helps to indicate neonates dislocated hip by hearing clicking sound
  • Ultrasound: To define the anatomy
  • X-ray: To look for the image of dislocated hip

Complications of Congenital coxa valga if untreated

Yes, Congenital coxa valga causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Congenital coxa valga is left untreated:
  • arthritis
  • limping
  • low back pain

Procedures for Treatment of Congenital coxa valga

The following procedures are used to treat Congenital coxa valga:
  • Pavlik harness use: Helps to treat early hip dysplasia
  • Closed reduction: Helps for repairing a bone by implementing implant
  • Open reduction: Helps for repairing a bone
  • Osteotomy: Helps to relieve hip pain of arthritis

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Congenital coxa valga.

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