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Anteversion and retroversion are complementary anatomical terms of location, describing the degree to which an anatomical structure is rotated forwards (towards the front of the body) or backwards (towards the back of the body) respectively, relative to some datum position.
A misaligned pelvis can be described as being tilted forward, or backwards. The degree of anteversion and retroversion varies between individuals.
The terms also describe the positioning of implants in arthroplasty.
- http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/02841858909177461?journalCode=ard Evaluation of Three Methods for Measurement of Femoral Neck Anteversion Femoral neck anteversion, definition, measuring methods and errors 1989, Vol. 30, No. 1 , Pages 69-73 by Arne Høiseth1†, O. Reikerås1 and E. Fønstelien
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