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Radiocapitellar Line

Summary:

  • The radiocapitellar line is made by a line passing through the middle of the radius where it should pass through the capitellum. 
  • It should also intersect with the anterior humeral line within the capitellum.
  • This radiographic line is used when assessing for the presence of a radial bone fracture or radial head dislocation. 

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Radiocapitellar Line

    Lateral Elbow X-ray


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    AP Elbow X-ray


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      References
        1. Skaggs DL et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1999;81(10):1429-33.
        Editors & Reviewers

        Editors:  Anthony J. Busti, MD, PharmD, FNLA, FAHA
        Last Updated:  June 2015

      Editors:  Anthony J. Busti, MD, PharmD, FNLA, FAHA