Failure of treatment of Coxa Vara in Gauchers Disease: A Case Report 120-122
Dr. Sachin Khullar
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon M.S DNB ortho
Indira Gandhi memorial Hospital, Maleâ€™,
Republic of Maldives
Gaucherâ€™s disease (GD) is an autosomal recessive storage disorder which occurs due to the deficient functioning of the lysosomal hydrolase enzyme (1), (2). In this case report, coxa vara occurred after the union of a stress fracture in the basicervical and the intertrochanteric region of the left femur of a male child who had Gaucherâ€™s disease. Femoral Valgus osteotomy and fixation with cannulated screws was done. The disease showed a progressive course even after the surgery, resulting in refracture, increase in the coxa vara and shortening of the limb. An incidental association of Pertheâ€™s disease in the contralateral hip was seen.