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Anterior humeral line and radiocapitellar line.

Anterior humeral line and radiocapitellar line.
Anterior humeral line and radiocapitellar line.

Normally, the anterior humeral line, which is drawn along the anterior border of the humerus on a lateral x-ray, transects the middle of the capitellum. If the line transects none or only the anterior part of the capitellum, a distal humeral fracture with posterior displacement may be present. The radiocapitellar line, which is drawn through the midshaft of the radius, normally bisects the capitellum. If it does not, an occult fracture should be suspected.