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Next, observe the patient's stance, checking to see if the anterior superior iliac
spines are in the same horizontal plane. If they are not, there may be some pelvic
obliquity (tilted pelvis) secondary to leg length discrepancy. When observed from
Posterior Superior Iliac Spines. These are easily located, for they lie directly
underneath the visible dimples just above the buttocks. The spines are
subcutaneous and easily palpable. With the patient lying on his side, anchor your
thumb upon ...
To determine true leg length, first place the patient's legs in precisely comparable
positions and measure the distance from the anterior superior iliac spines to the
medial malleoli of the ankles (from one fixed bony point to another) (Fig. 57).
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