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Single-stage surgical correction of a bilateral acquired coxa vara deformity in a young woman
  1. Aabid Husain Ansari1,
  2. Amit Kumar Gupta2,
  3. Abhishek Vaish1 and
  4. Raju Vaishya2
  1. 1Orthopedics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
  2. 2Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Aabid Husain Ansari; aabidhusain25{at}


A 23-year-old female-treated patient of osteomalacia and secondary hyperparathyroidism with hypophosphatemia presented with a 5-year history of bilateral groin pain and stiffness of both hips and difficulty in walking. Plain radiographs of the pelvis showed bilateral coxa vara deformity. She was managed surgically by a single-stage bilateral subtrochanteric corrective osteotomy with the internal fixation. After the osteotomy healing at 3 months, the patient was pain free and walked comfortably with an increased range of hip motion.

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  • Contributors AHA: main manuscript preparation. AKG: collected data. AV: critically reviewed the study proposal. RV: provided study patient, illustrated figures 4 and 5.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.