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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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).