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DAILY FREE MCQ CHALLENGE for Medical PG Preparation
Shenton line is seen in which among the following?
A. HIP joint
D. Ankle joint
TIPSImportant Question from NEET PG
Shenton’s line is a curved line formed by the top of the obturator foramen and the inner side of the neck of the femur. Interruption of this line suggests an abnormally positioned femoral head.
- In patients with fracture of neck of femur, the limb is externally rotated, abducted and shortened.
- In inferior dislocation of hip joint, the hip is abducted, externally rotated, and flexed at the time of injury.
- In superior dislocation of hip joint, the hip is abducted, externally rotated, and extended.
- Hip dislocation should be reduced within 6 hours because delays in reduction correspond with a higher incidence of avascular necrosis.
Reference : Chapter 278. Hip and Knee Pain. In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski J, Ma O, Cline DM, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD, T. eds. Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 7e.
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