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X – Ray Both Hip Joints AP View

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Overview

X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View is a method to detect various anomalies of the hip joint using the x-ray beams.

What is X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View?

X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View produces images of the anteroposterior view of the hip joint to detect the symptoms of the hip joint.

  • Excruciating pain in the hip joint, difficulty in walking and sitting are some symptoms which can be detected by the X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View.
  • Fractures, dislocations and even the soft tissues surrounding the hip joint can be viewed in this test.

X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View can help the doctors decide what needs to be done depending on the views from the test.

How is X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View performed?

X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View is performed as follows:

  • The patient is made to sit on the table in a posture which displays the hip joint in the AP view.
  • The leg of the patient is to be moved by 20 degrees inwards so that the femur anteversion view is available.
  • After this, the leg is to be moved outward to provide better images of the lesser trochanter.

This is done for both the hips and the process is complete.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View

Side effects of X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View are not widely reported as the process does not need much time to complete and the exposure to the radiation is not for a long duration.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View

Preparation for X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View is as follows:

  • The patient should come dressed in comfortable loose clothing.
  • He should not wear any metal accessories which may object the x-ray beam.

Post-care after X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View

There is not much Post care for X-Ray Both Hip Joints AP View required. The patient is free to leave for home once the test is complete.

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