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Injuries of Lower Limb

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Telescopy is one clinical test to check stability of the hip. With the hip to be examined in flexion along with the knee the exam¬iner places his thenar eminence on the ASIS and the fingers on the trochanter, the other hand holds the knee and a, gentle force push and pull Is applied in the long axis 0' the femur. An up and down movement of the trachanter is a positive telescopy and it indicates that: (AIPG 2011)



A The hip is in the acetabulum hence stable

B The hip is in the acetabulum still unstable

C The hip is out of the acetabulum hence unstable

D The hip is in the acetabulum but the knee is unstable.

Ans. C

The hip is out of the acetabulum hence unstable

The hip is stable only when it is in the acetabulum.

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