Iliofemoral line

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir


Examples of normal and assymetric iliofemoral line.


The first pelvis is a normal adult one. The iliofemoral line is bilaterally symmetrical.

On the second image, the iliofemoral line is asymmetrical (consequence of a left congenital hip dysplasia).

Case Discussion

The iliofemoral line is a curvilinear line, traced along the outer surface of the ilium, through the superior acetabular rim and the femoral neck. It is normally symetrical.

Asymmetry may result from of congenital dysplasia, slipped femoral capital epiphysis, dislocation, or fracture.

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Case information

rID: 43711
Case created: 22nd Mar 2016
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2016
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