0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Age from birth (years)
Figure 8.37 Leg length, females, birth to 16 years. From Snyder et al. (1975), by permission.
Upper Leg (Thigh) Length
Definition Total length of the upper leg.
Landmarks Measure from the greater trochanter of the femur to the proximal lateral tibial condyle along the lateral aspect of the leg
Instruments Tape-mesure or calipers.
Position Patient can stand or be lying supine.
Alternative X-ray measurements of the femur are more precise.
Remarks When there is disproportion between the thighs, it is useful to measure circumference as well as length for documentation. X-ray measurements are more reliable when limb shortening or asymmetry is present. Normal values are presented in Figs. 8.39 and 8.40.
Figure 8.38 Measuring thigh length.
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