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Bryant's triangle

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A hypothetical triangle of lines drawn on the body in fracture of the neck of the femur to determine upward displacement of the trochanter.

Description

A hypothetical triangle of lines drawn on the body in fracture of the neck of the femur to determine upward displacement of the trochanter. This is a surgical marking that makes it easier to find pathogonomic deviations in a number of deformities and diseased conditions. It is particularly used in diagnosing fractures of the neck of femur.

Bibliography

T. Bryant:
Clinical lectures on the diagnostic value of the iliofemoral triangle in cases of injury to the hip-point, more particularly of impacted fracture.
The Lancet, London, 1876, 1: 119-120.

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