What are Rotational deformities?
Rotational deformities of the legs occur when there is excessive torsion of the femur and/or tibia. Internal tibial torsion (ITT) is the most common of the rotational deformities. These kinds of malalignments can cause the feet to point inward or outward (in toeing /out toeing), depending on the direction of the deformity (inward or outward). A vast majority of rotational deformities that are seen in children, are normal variations that will improve with time. Some teenagers and older children with exaggerated torsion may develop pain. Rotational deformities normally do not cause problems in adulthood.