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X – Ray Both Hip Joints AP & LAT Views

Overview

X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views is carried out to detect fracture or symptoms of osteoarthritis.

What is X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views?

X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views is a technique in which the x-ray is taken of the hip joint demonstrating both Anteroposterior and Lateral views.

  • Chronic ailments and their symptoms can be diagnosed by conducting X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views.
  • The X-ray test examines the anatomy of the proximal femur and the hip joint.
  • Any fractures or dislocation of the hip joint can also be demonstrated in this process.

X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views are got by laying the patient in different positions.

How is X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views performed?

X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views is performed as follows:

For AP view:

  • The patient should lie on the table in the supine position. This position is adopted only when a fracture is not suspected.
  • After all the technical aspects of the position are complete, the x-rays are passed through the hip joint and images are taken.

For Lateral View:

  • The most commonly used technique of axiolateral image, grog-leg and the Lauenstein image are followed to take the images from the lateral view.
  • The images are taken with the x-ray beam passing through the hip joint.

The process is completed by taking images from both the views.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views

Side effects of X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views are rarely reported as the s-rays do not tend to be harmful to the human body.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views

Preparation for X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views is as follows:

  • There are no special preparations for the x-ray test except that no jewellery or metals are allowed to be worn.

Post-care after X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views

Post care for X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP and LAT Views is as follows:

  • Doctors can be followed up with, to discuss the results of the test and the corresponding medication.

At mfine, we will recommend personalized radiological treatments for you based on your complete medical history.

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