Monday, April 5, 2010

Landmarks on the Lateral view of the Proximal Tibia

Some simple rules for differentiating the lateral and tibial condyles, spines, and margins on a lateral view of the knee:

Posteriorly, the medial tibial condyle is larger and has a squared off appearance, while the lateral tibial condyle is slender.

The medial intercondylar tubercle arises more anteriorly, tends to have a single peak, and has a sharper posterior slope. The lateral intercondylar tubercle arises posterior to the origin of the medial intercondylar tubercle, can have two peaks, and drops off with a more gentle curve posteriorly


Jacobsen K. Landmarks of the knee joint of the lateral radiograph during rotation. Rofo 1976;125:399-404.

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