Injuries of Lower Limb
Supra trochanteric shortening is measured by Bryant's triangle at the hip. It is formed by a line joining the ASIS and the gr trochanter, another line is a perpendicular dropped from the ASIS on to the bed as the patient lies on the couch with the pelvis square, the third line is the one that joins the Gr trochanter to the 2nd line. This line is shortened in all of the following except: (AIPG 2009)
|A||Dislocation of the hip|
|B||Destruction of the hip and acetabulum|
|C||Malunited inter condylar fracture|
Malunited inter condylar fracture
Intercondylar fracture in malunion will have no bearing on the Bryant's triangle, the shortening of the third line is seen in dislocation of the hip both central and posterior, malunited inter trochanteric Fracture and coxa vara.