anatomic axis of lower extremity

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Often abbreviated to anatomic axis, the angle formed by the intersection of lines through the femoral and tibial shafts of a person standing. The usual difference between the anatomic axis and mechanical axis is 5 ± 2°; differences outside this range may indicate skeletal deformities affecting sport performance.

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