Femoral Anteversion (Turned-In Hips)

The femur is the long bone in the leg that extends from the hip to the knee; the word anteversion means leaning forward. Femoral anteversion is defined as the leaning forward of the femoral neck with respect to the rest of the femur. This causes the leg on the affected side to rotate internally or twist inward toward the midline of the body.

Normal Anatomy

All children are born with some degree of femoral anteversion, which decreases naturally as the child grows. The angle between the plane of the femoral neck and the plane of the ...

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