Fig. 12-7 The hip in various positions. A, Maximum lateral rotation. Note the apparent foreshortening of the neck of the femur. The lesser trochanter is clearly visible. B, anatomical position. Although the neck shows well, it is still slightly foreshortened, and a slight degree of medial rotation would be necessary to show it correctly. C, Maximum medial rotation. Note that the lesser trochanter is now overlapped completely by the shaft of the femur. Click for high resolution image.