angle of femoral torsion
Definition: 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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