American Hip Institute

Femoral anteversion in the hip: comparison of measurement by computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and physical examination..

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of femoral anteversion, as well as the relation of anteversion with physical examination and radiographic findings.

METHODS: Preoperative CT and MRI measurements of anteversion along with clinical examination were performed on 129 consecutive hips before hip arthroscopy for nonarthritic hip injuries. All anteversion measurements were performed by 2 musculoskeletal radiologists. The radiographic findings and physical examination findings were analyzed for statistically significant correlations. For statistical analysis purposes, the patients were divided into 3 groups according to the mean CT anteversion measurement: group I (low), less than 10°; group II (medium), 10° to 22°; and group III (high), greater than 22°.

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