The Hip: Preservation, Replacement and Revision

Anatomic Axis



- Discussion:
      - anatomic axis of femur is approx 6 deg of valgus from mechanical axis or 9 deg of valgus from vertical axis w/ variations according to 
            body habitus;
      - anatomic axis of tibia is in approx 2-3 deg of varus from mechanical axis;
      - lines that intersect the tibia and the femur intersect at knee;
             - this angle averages 6 deg



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 1:31 pm