Deep lateral femoral notch (sulcus) sign

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam



A depression on the lateral femoral condyle at the terminal sulcus, between the weight bearing tibial articular surface and the patellar articular surface of the femoral condyle.

Annotated image

Deep lateral femoral notch (sulcus) sign.

High-grade partial ACL tear. 

Case Discussion

Deep lateral femoral notch (sulcus) sign with high grade partial ACL tear.

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Case information

rID: 10536
Published: 20th Aug 2010
Last edited: 7th Jan 2019
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