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Shenton's line

Shenton's line is an imaginary line drawn along the inferior border of the superior pubic ramus (superior border of the obturator foramen) and along the inferomedial border of the neck of femur. This line should be continuous and smooth.  

Interruption of Shenton's line can indicate (in the correct clinical scenario)


The line is named after Edward Warren Hine Shenton (1872 - 1955) English radiologist 

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