We studied the radiographs of 220 consecutive cadavera that were used
for dissection by medical students over an eleven-year period. Anteversion
of the femur was measured by a reproducible direct method after dissection
of forty-eight idiopathic osteoarthrotic hips and twenty control hips. We
were unable to find a significant difference between the degree of
anteversion of the neck of the femur in the two groups.