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Bony Landmarks of the Hip

  • Iliac crest - the highest point of the pelvis, extending anterior to posterior.
  • Anterior superior iliac spine - a sharp notch anterior to the iliac crest.
  • Posterior superior iliac spine - the most posterior aspect of the iliac crest, identified by dimples at approximately the level of S2
  • Ischial tuberosity - deep to the gluteal fold posteriorly.
  • Symphysis pubis - palpate down the abdomen until a hard bony prominence if felt
  • Greater trochanter of femur - palpate by starting at the ischial tuberosity and moving laterally.
Last updated on January 1st, 2017
 
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