Hilgenreiner's line

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Used in assessment for DDH, Hilgenreiner's line is drawn horizontally, connecting the superior aspect of the tri-radiate cartilages bilaterally. The femoral head should be below this line. Perkin's line intersects it at 90 degrees.

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Case information

rID: 2712
Published: 17th May 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Tag: ddh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded