Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray is used to assess the ankle bone for fracture, injuries, tenderness, and arthritis.
What is Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray?
X-Ray imaging of the ankle is done. The X-Ray reveals the talus bone which is an important part of the ankle joint.
Rt Ankle AP X-Ray is done under the following circumstances:
- Bone tenderness in the ankle.
- Inability to bear weight on the ankle.
- In case of injury or trauma to the ankle.
How is Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray performed?
The Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray is performed by placing the ankle under an X-Ray machine. 
The patient is positioned as follows:
- The patient may lie down or sit upright with the leg straightened on the table.
- Patient’s foot is flexed closer to the shin.
- Patient’s toes are pointed directly towards the ceiling.
Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray is part of a three view series of the lower limb.
The entire procedure takes about 10-15 minutes.
Side effects/risks of Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray
Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray has minimal risk of causing cancer and other radiation-related side effects. Children may be more susceptible to the effects of radiation.
Preparation before performing Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray
No extensive preparation is required before getting an Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray.
However, some important points to keep in mind are :
- Remove any clothing around the ankle to prevent it from obstructing the X-Ray image.
- Remove all jewelry and metal objects so that they do not appear on the X-Ray.
- Inform the technician of any metal implants so that it can be taken into consideration while viewing the X-Ray.
It is advisable to reach the test centre in advance to prepare better.
Post-care after Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray
Patients may carry on with their daily routines after the X-Ray is done.
Find your radiologist or orthopedists while on the move using mfine, a user-friendly application with a responsive team of medical practitioners.
Download the mfine app and consult radiologists online.