femoral torsion

femoral torsion

an extreme lateral or medial twisting rotation of the femur on its longitudinal axis, which may be caused by the action of the gluteal or other muscles. Compare tibial torsion.
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Hip rotation test: to check for femoral torsion each leg in turn was flexed to 90 degrees at the knee.
These abnormalities include hip dislocation, femoral torsion, tibia torsion and deformity of the knee.
Femoral torsion, anteversion and retroversion, and antetorsion and retrotorsion are interchangeable terms used to indicate twisting of the femur, which results in offset of the femoral neck and condyles in the transverse plane.
Retrospective studies have shown an association between femoral torsion and lower limb injury.
Study of Angle of Femoral Torsion in Western Region of India.
Comprehensive analysis of diagnostic possibilities led us to the most likely explanation of the increased femoral torsion in our case.
Femoral torsion and its relation to toeing-in and toeing-out.
The decreased femoral torsion has been shown with toeing out, rickets, and chondrodystrophy.
In CP children with hip flexor muscle spasticity, the normal extension and concomitant external rotation of the hip are prevented by tight hip flexors, so that the natural remodeling of the femoral torsion cannot develop and the decreasing of femoral anteversion by age cannot be seen (4).
Dance training intensity at 1114 years is associated with femoral torsion in classical ballet dancers.
This is a cross-sectional study of the influence of femoral torsion (FT) and passive hip external rotation (PER) on turn out (TO).