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X – Ray Both Knee Standing AP & LAT Views

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Overview Brief

X-Ray Both Knee Standing AP and LAT Views is an X-Ray scan of the knee in all possible views to asses bone damages.

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

An X-Ray Both Knee Standing AP and LAT Views is a diagnostic procedure in which X-rays are used to visualize the knee from both a lateral and an anterior-posterior angle.

X-Ray Both Knee Standing AP and LAT Views are carried out to identify any fractures, inflammations or degenerative diseases in the knee structure. Knee conditions are usually specific to certain areas, and X-rays should thus be carried out from the relevant angle. The knee is traditionally designed for weight-bearing, so all tests should ideally be conducted in a weight-bearing position.

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

X-Ray Both Knee Standing AP and LAT Views are carried out in a designated X-Ray chamber.

  • The patient wears a hospital gown and stands in the long leg alignment position [1].
  • The X-rays screen the knee from the lateral and AP positions (right angles to each other).
  • The entire procedure takes around 20 minutes

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

While X-Ray Both Knee Standing AP and LAT Views is a highly safe procedure, possible risks include

  • Danger to unborn fetuses from radiation.
  • A possibility of overlooking micro-fractures [2].

Preparations before performing X-Ray Both Knee Standing AP and LAT Views

The following preparations will help to ensure that X-Ray Both Knee Standing AP and LAT Views happen smoothly.

  • Metallic items like jewelry must be removed.
  • Pregnant women should inform their radiologist so that radiation levels can be lowered.

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

No special post-care is required after X-Ray Both Knee Standing AP and LAT Views. The radiologist will analyze the results and share them with the patient within a few days.

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