Blumensaat line

Blumensaat line is the line drawn alone the roof of intercondylar notch of the femur as seen on lateral radiograph of the knee joint. It can been used for:

It may not always be straight and three types have been described 3:

  • straight: ~35%
  • small hill: ~20% 
  • large hill: ~45%
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Article Information

rID: 23202
Sections: Approach, Gamuts
Tags: refs, cases, stub, knee
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Blumensaat's line
  • Line of Blumensaat

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