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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Top 100 Biomechanical Guidelines #24: Understand the 3 Common Landmarks for Palpation in assessing Short Leg Syndrome



    The 3 common landmarks used in standing evaluation of leg length discrepancies are:
  1. Iliac Crests (top of the pelvis)
  2. Anterior Superior Iliac Spines (front of the pelvis)
  3. Greater Trochanters (top/side of femurs)
When performing this examination, get your eyes at the level of your hands, and have your hands or thumbs parallel with the floor.

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