Varus Deformity

What is it?

This is where the neck – shaft angle of the femur is reduced. The patient’s leg may be shorter, the range of outward movement may be reduced, and there may be pain on walking or weightbearing.

Varus deformity of the femur is typically found in patients who have had Perthes’ disease or a proximal femoral growth disturbance associated with infection, dislocation or avascular necrosis.

The varus deformity of the femur can be corrected by a valgus osteotomy.