Bryant triangle

Bry·ant tri·an·gle

(brī'ănt trī'ang-gĕl)
In fracture of the neck of the femur, to determine upward displacement of the trochanter, lines are drawn on the body to form a triangle: line a is drawn around the body at the level of the anterior superior iliac spines; line b, perpendicular to line a, is drawn to the greater trochanter of the femur; line c is drawn from the trochanter to the iliac spine; upward displacement is measured along line b.
Synonym(s): iliofemoral triangle.
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Sir Thomas, English surgeon, 1828-1914.
Bryant ampulla - that portion of an artery on the proximal side of a ligature containing the clot, its upper boundary being marked by a slight constriction.
Bryant sign - in dislocation of the shoulder, an abnormal position of axillary folds occurs.
Bryant traction - traction upon the lower limb placed vertically, employed especially in fractures of the femur in children.
Bryant triangle - lines drawn on the body in fracture of the neck of the femur to determine upward displacement of the trochanter. Synonym(s): iliofemoral triangle
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