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Shenton line

Pronunciation: shen'ton

Definition: a curved line formed by the top of the obturator foramen and the inner side of the neck of the femur, seen on an anteroposterior frontal radiograph of a normal hip joint; it is disturbed in lesions of the joint such as subluxation, dislocation, or fracture.

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