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angle of torsion


Definition: the amount of rotation of a long bone along its axis or between two axes, measured in degrees; when this angle is oriented anteriorly, it is referred to as the angle of anteversion and most commonly describes the femur; when this angle is oriented posteriorly, it is the angle of retroversion and most commonly describes the humerus.

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