Babcock triangle

Babcock triangle is a relatively radiolucent triangular area seen in the subcapital region of the femoral neck on an anteroposterior radiograph of the hip. In this region, the trabeculae are loosely arranged and surrounded by more radiodense normal bony trabeculae groups. It may be the initial site of infection in tuberculosis of hip joint.

Article information

rID: 57798
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Babcock's triangle

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