[Antetorsion of the femur neck. A variable of the trochanter minor?].

@article{Herzberg1991AntetorsionOT,
  title={[Antetorsion of the femur neck. A variable of the trochanter minor?].},
  author={W. Herzberg and R Meitz and Zdenek Halata},
  journal={Der Unfallchirurg},
  year={1991},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={168-71}
}
The antetorsion angle (beta) of the femoral neck and the "retrotorsion" angle (alpha) of the lesser trochanter were measured in 52 female and 34 male femora taken from 46 human cadavers (age at death 80.3 +/- 8.67 years). In addition, the diameter of the femoral head (d) and the length of the femur (l) were measured. As expected, the antetorsion angle varied over a wide range (beta = 10.5 degrees +/- 9.22 degrees). Measurements on right and left demonstrated an asymmetry: beta right = 8.2… CONTINUE READING
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