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Which additional palpatory finding is most likely to be present in this patient? A 34-year-old female enters your office complaining of hip pain following a fall off a stepladder 4 days earlier. X-rays taken in the emergency department revealed no fracture, and the patient has been very uncomfortable since the fall. The pain is localized on the left and does not radiate down the thigh. The left ASIS is cephalad, the left PSIS is caudad and the pubes are level. While performing a standing flexion test, you note that the left PSIS demonstrated greater excursion than the right. 

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Asked by Babydoctor, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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Answered Sep 30, 2018

Longer leg on the right

The patient is left innominate posterior. A shorter leg on the ipsilateral side will be present in this dysfunction (left leg). Consequently, the contralateral leg...Read More
 

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