Malrotation after femoral nailing is a common problem, yet estimation of the correct rotation during nailing remains a technical challenge. In the current study, a novel technique was developed for determining femoral antetorsion, the anterior cortical angle (ACA) method. The ACA is the angle between a line along the anterior aspect of the femoral neck and the posterior condylar line of the distal femur. The principal advantage of this method is that it facilitates intra-operative assessment of femoral antetorsion by utilizing the positional technology integrated in smartphones. This measurement is directly comparable to measurements made using computed tomography (CT) scans. The objective of the current study was to investigate the possibility and to validate the feasibility and accuracy of the new method and compare the results obtained with the traditional methods of antetorsion estimation via CT and surgical navigation technology.