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X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP & LAT View

Overview Brief

The X-Ray for the Left Hip Joint AP and LAT View has been used broadly to examine hip related ailments like hip fractures.

What is Left Hip Joint AP and LAT View X-Ray?

Left Hip Joint AP and LAT View X-Ray is a standard radiographic view for the patient with a femoral neck fracture.(1)

A pelvic X-ray can help your doctor identify a variety of conditions, such as: (2)

  • Arthritis that affects the hip area
  • Inflammation where the sacrum joins the ilium
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Hip dislocation
  • Stiffness of the spine or sacroiliac joint,
  • Tumors

How is X-Ray Left Heel AP LAT Views performed?

The Left Hip Joint AP and LAT View X-Ray is done by an X-Ray machine by placing the hip to achieve an AP and LAT view. The complete X-Ray takes 5-10 about minutes only. The procedure is non-invasive.

Side effects/risks of Left Hip Joint AP and LAT View X-Ray

The quantity of radiation generated throughout a hip x-ray is unlikely to cause any harm. However, the radiation might be harmful to a fetus under development. It is advised to discuss the same with the doctor prior.

Preparation before performing Left Hip Joint AP and LAT View X-Ray

The Left Hip Joint AP and LAT View X-Ray is uncomplicated and some preparation can help make the test smooth by:

  • Remove any jewelry on your body.
  • Remain still during the X-Ray

If your test needs a contrast dye, the doctor or lab technician will provide it to you as an injection, an enema, or a pill to ingest before the test.(3)

Post-care after X-Ray Left Heel AP LAT Views

Patients may carry on with their regular chores after the X-Ray is completed.

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