coxa vara coxa var·a (vâr'ə)
Deformity of the hip in which the angle made by the neck and shaft of the femur is decreased.
Occasionally there is some deformity, as when coxa vara develops.
If the condition is overlooked or imperfectly treated, it may in course of time be followed by coxa vara.
Sometimes, however, this takes place with resulting deformity, as in the development of coxa vara of the femur.
If the angle is less than 120° the condition is one of coxa vara; if greater than 140°, coxa valga.