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Definition of Coxa vara

Coxa vara: Inward curvature of the hip. Malformation of the hip at birth, such as coxa vara, can increase one's risk for development of osteoarthritis of the hip in later life.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15795
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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