Orthopedics Book


External Tibial Torsion

Aka: External Tibial Torsion
  1. Epidemiology
    1. Presents at age 4 to 7 years old
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Tibia externally rotates with growth
  3. Signs
    1. Foot Progression Angle positive (externally rotated foot)
    2. Thigh foot angle >30 degrees
  4. Management
    1. Surgery is typically avoided until after age 10 years old
    2. High complication rate with surgery
  5. Complications
    1. Patellofemoral Syndrome
    2. Knee instability
  6. References
    1. Rerucha (2017) Am Fam Physician 96(4): 226-33 [PubMed]

External tibial torsion (C0575995)

Concepts Finding (T033)
SnomedCT 299229000
Dutch uitwendige tibiatorsie
French Torsion du tibia externe
German externe tibiale Torsion
Italian Torsione tibiale esterna
Portuguese Torção tibial externa
Spanish Torsión tibial externa, torsión externa de tibia, torsión tibial externa (hallazgo), torsión tibial externa
Japanese 脛骨外捻転, ケイコツガイネンテン
Czech Externí tibiální torze
Hungarian Tibialis külső torsio
English External tibial torsion, External tibial torsion (finding)
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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