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Overview

X-Ray Both Knee Joints AP and LAT Views help detect various abnormalities of the knee joints. It is a non-invasive procedure and is not harmful.

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

 X-Ray Both Knee Joints AP and LAT Views are useful in diagnosing various factors related to the knee joints such as fractures.

  • The test helps detect damaged cartilage or accumulation of fluid.
  • It is also helpful in detecting arthritis, osteonecrosis or osteomyelitis.
  • Some conditions, simple but very painful, like the sprains, can also be diagnosed from the test.

 X-Ray Both Knee Joints AP and LAT Views requires the exposing of the knee joint in AP and Lateral views to get an insight into the causes and exhibited symptoms.

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

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

  • The patient is brought into the x-ray room in comfortable loose clothing.
  • The knee joint is placed along the x-ray machine to get the Anteroposterior and Lateral views.
  • The patient is asked to remain still while the test is being carried out.
  • Repositioning takes place for different angles.

The patient can leave after the test is complete in 15-20 minutes.

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

There are barely any side effects of  X-Ray Both Knee Joints AP and LAT Views as the x-rays contain a very small dose of ionizing radiation.

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

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

  • The patient needs to remove any watches or rings that may obstruct the views.
  • He needs to be still while the test is on.

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

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

  • The patient can follow up with the doctor for the symptoms shown for his knee condition.

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