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Hip/Femoral Retroversion

Version refers to the angle of femoral neck in relationship to the shaft of the femur. Extreme excessive version may require surgical correction, such as a procedure known as an osteotomy, which involves breaking and realigning the femur.

Femoral retroversion is a condition in which the femoral neck is rotated backward on the femoral shaft. Femoral retroversion can result in the crushing of the labrum.

Excessive Femoral retroversion; On the left; position of the retroverted femoral head with the foot straight. In this position, the neck of the femur impinges on the front of the acetabulum. On the right; most patients with hip retroversion compensate by walking with an out-toeing gait to avoid hip impingement and pain.

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