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X – Ray Left Ankle Mortise View

Overview

X-ray left ankle Mortise view is an X-ray scan performed on the left ankle to detect damage to the mortise ankle bones.

What is X-ray left ankle Mortise view?

X-ray left ankle Mortise view is an X-ray done by the doctors if there is any bone damage in the left ankle mortise. The mortise view is a viewpoint the doctors observe to assess the full damage to the bones like distal tibia, distal fibula, and talus. The X-ray left ankle Mortise view is the most efficient way to assess the bone damage in the ankle mortise.

How is X-ray left ankle Mortise view performed?

This is how an X-ray left ankle Mortise view is done:

  • The patient is made to sit in a straight on the table.
  • The scanner takes a series of X-rays from the mortise angle.
  • A technician controls the scanner from the adjacent room.

The X-ray left ankle Mortise view obtained is then sent to the doctor for evaluation.

Side effects/risks of X-ray left ankle Mortise view

There are some risks and side effects associated with X-ray left ankle Mortise view:

  • The radiation may cause mutations or cancer.
  • If a contrast agent is injected, the patient might get an allergic reaction.

Preparation before performing X-ray left ankle Mortise view

Before the X-ray left ankle Mortise view, the patient should keep these things in mind:

  • Should remove all forms of clothing or coverings on the left leg below the knee.
  • No food should be consumed 1 hour prior to the X-ray.

Post-care after X-ray left ankle Mortise view

Once the X-ray left ankle Mortise view is done, the doctor will assess the X-ray imaging obtained. If you have any queries about the procedure, you can book an online appointment with the specialists at mfine.

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