The presence of femoral retrotorsion limits the ability to functionally utilize internal rotation IR of the hip. Postures which require the internal rotation of the hip can place more stress on the sacroiliac SI area as a compensation. This case report highlights a patient s self management of the SI symptoms by avoiding the postural positions requiring internal rotation. Retrospective analysis shows a significantly higher correlation of femoral retroversion (57%) in patients with these pain descriptors versus asymptomatic patients in whom the incidence of retroversion is only 5-15% (Prather 2019). The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate that patient education is an important component of pain management for this population.
Patla C, Hernandez K. Femoral Retrotorsion as the Source of Sacroiliac Symptoms – A Case Report. 2019.