A. Fracture shaft of femur.
B. Acetabular hip fracture.
C. Fracture neck of femur.
D. Hip dislocation.
The lines shown in the picture above represents shenton’s line.
Shenton’s line is a line formed by the inferior aspect of the superior pubic ramus and the medial aspect of the upper femur. Shenton’s line should describe a smooth curve. If there is any sharp angulation of Shenton’s line the patient could have a neck of femur fracture.
An abnormal Shenton’s line can be the most obvious indicator of a patient’s fractured neck of femur demonstrated on an AP pelvis /hip image.