Hip Rotation and Gait

I am a PT and notice in my 2-year old client with CdLS an extreme external hip rotation and out-toeing w/ gait. Is this common with the syndrome?

Most out-toeing in 2 year olds is the manifestation of either residual neonatal external hip rotation contracture (which eventually resolves and is more common) or femoral retroversion. Neither is more or less common in CdLS children than in others.

TR/TK 7-13-10

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Answer Published On: October 18th, 2018 8:19 PM