Accession Number:

ADA532351

Title:

The Deep Lateral Femoral Notch: A Sign of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Disruption

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The deep lateral femoral notch sign refers to an osteochondral impaction injury of the lateral femoral condyle that is associated with disruption of the anterior cruciate ligament ACL. At the time of injury, the tibia translates anteriorly relative to the femur resulting in an impaction injury of the lateral femoral condyle against the posterior tibial plateau. Identification of the deep sulcus on the lateral radiograph of the knee is a clear indicator of significant trauma and has a high association with ACL disruption.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE