The management of 'developmental femoral anteversion': sham or science?


A retrospective clinical review of 1,260 consecutive cases of intoeing arising from hip rotation has provided conclusive evidence as to the natural history by spontaneous resolution at the time of skeletal maturation. A concomitant review of 200 randomly selected teenagers failed to provide a single case of manifest intoeing of clinical importance. The conclusion is drawn that treatment other than watchful waiting is unnecessary.

DOI: 10.3928/0147-7447-19790901-05


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@article{Weiner1979TheMO, title={The management of 'developmental femoral anteversion': sham or science?}, author={Dennis S. Weiner and Scott D Weiner}, journal={Orthopedics}, year={1979}, volume={2 5}, pages={492-5} }