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Direct ultrasonographic measurement of femoral anteversion in newborns

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A direct method of ultrasonographic measurement of the anteversion angle of the femoral neck is presented. Normal values based on measurements in 30 random newborns with vertex presentation correspond well with figures from previous autopsy series. The femoral anteversion in breech presentation was found to be on average 10° greater than in vertex presentation (p<0.0001).

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Hinderaker, T., Uden, A. & Reikerås, O. Direct ultrasonographic measurement of femoral anteversion in newborns. Skeletal Radiol. 23, 133–135 (1994).

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