angle of femoral torsion

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angle of femoral torsion

the angle formed between the superimposed longitudinal axis of the head, neck, and greater trochanter of the femur proximally and the transverse axis of the femoral condyles distally, when the femur is viewed along the axis of its shaft; normally, this angle is approximately 12 degrees in adults, but is considerably greater in infants.
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The increased angle of anteversion is associated with CDH, Perthes, slipped epiphysis, cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis, postural defects, squinting patellae, apparent genu valgum, tibial extorsion, flat foot, and in toeing.