Out toe/abducted Gait

Out toe/abducted Gait

Lateral or external rotation of the foot in the transverse plane during gait.

Causes:
1. Retrotorsion – external twist in femur
2. Retroversion – positional alteration in hip joint (eg posterior positioning of acetabular socket; muscle or ligament contracture)
3. External genicular position
4. External tibiofibular position
5. Flat/pronated foot

Clinical presentation:
Parental concern about appearance of gait; abducted gait; a compensatory pronation of the foot may occur because of the abducted gait.

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