Rothera - Nelaton line

line Rothera - Nelaton
Line Rothera - Nelaton.

Rothera - Nelaton line connects the front to the top of the iliac spine bones with the buttock (Fig). It must pass through the top of the big spit, height of standing which has an approximate value; deviation greater trochanter of the line Rothera - Nelaton allow a diagnosis of pathological changes in the hip joint , even when it is impossible to produce x-rays. In case of shortening of the femoral neck (broken) or head displacement (dislocation) big spit departs with his hip up and probed above this line. Measurement produce connecting both ends of the line of thread to the patient on the healthy side to refer to the stomach thigh so that it was at right angles to the line Rothera - Nelaton.