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Hilgenreiner line

Dr Frank Gaillard et al.

The Hilgenreiner line is a line drawn horizontally through the inferior aspect of both triradiate cartilages. It should be horizontal, but is mainly used as a reference for Perkin line and measurement of the acetabular angle.

Use of this line with the other lines and angles is used to diagnose developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH).

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