There can be many cases in which either a limb deformity can affect the hip joint, or the hip joint itself is simply deformed.  Two examples include CONGENITAL FEMORAL DEFICIENCY in which the femur bone is severely shortened and the hip does not form properly, and  COXA VARA which literally means that the shape of the hip is turned in toward the body.

Please also review the hip section on our website for further information about hip disorders.