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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
To diagnose your child’s femoral anteversion, the doctor will conduct a physical exam. During the exam, the doctor will take your child’s complete prenatal, birth and family medical history.
The physical exam includes measurements to determine the degree of your child’s in-toeing. These measurements can be obtained easily just by placing ink or chalk on the bottom of your child's feet and having her walk on paper to leave an impression.
The doctor may use diagnostic tests to get detailed images of your child’s thigh bone and hip joint, including:
• Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan: uses x-ray equipment and powerful computers to create detailed,
cross-sectional images of your child's body; CT scan is the chief imaging test for confirming a diagnosis of femoral
anteversion (faster than MRI, more detailed than x-rays)
• MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): uses magnets, radio frequencies and a computer to produce detailed
images of organs and structures within your child’s body
• X-rays: uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones and organs
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”