Bryant's triangle

The patient lies supine with the pelvis square, and the limbs in identical position. The Bryant's triangle is formed by:

  1. Anterior Superior Iliac Spine (ASIS)
  2. Tip of Greater trochanter
  3. Junction of perpendiculars from the 2 points above

The triangle should be marked on both the sides and each side of the triangle is compared with its counterpart on the normal side. The distance between the tip of greater trochanter and the junction of 2 perpendiculars measures supra-trochanteric shortening.This may occur due to:

  1. Dislocation of hip
  2. Central fracture - dislocation of hip
  3. Destruction of head or acetabulum or both
  4. Fracture of the neck of femur
  5. Coxa-vara deformity of the hip
  6. Malunited intra-trochanteric fracture
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