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Overview

X-ray Left Ankle AP and LAT view is a type of X-ray scan performed on the left ankle in two viewpoints to detect damage to the ankle bones.

What is X-ray left ankle AP and LAT view?

X-ray left ankle AP and LAT view is an X-ray scan performed by doctors if there is any bone damage in the left ankle. The AP (ankle point) and LAT (lateral view) are two different viewpoints that doctors prefer to assess to understand the full damage to the ankle bones.

How is X-ray left ankle AP and LAT view performed?

This is how an X-ray of left ankle AP and LAT view is done:

  • The patient sits with their left leg straightened on the table for AP view.
  • The toes are facing upwards towards the ceiling.
  • The scanner takes an X-ray
  • The patient is then made to shift to a lateral incumbent position, with the tibia bone parallel to the lying position on the table for LAT view.
  • The scanner takes an X-ray again.

The X-ray left ankle AP and LAT view obtained is then sent to the doctor for evaluation.

Side effects/risks of X-ray left ankle AP and LAT view

There are some risks and side effects associated with X-ray left ankle AP and LAT view:

  • The radiation from the scanner might cause cancer.
  • The process of changing the position of the leg can be painful for the patient.
  • If a contrast agent is injected, there might be an allergic reaction.

Preparation before performing X-ray left ankle AP and LAT view

Before the X-ray of the left ankle in AP and LAT view, the patient should keep these things in mind:

  • Remove all forms of clothing or coverings on the left leg.
  • No food should be consumed 1 hour prior to the X-ray.

Post-care after X-ray left ankle AP and LAT view

Once the X-ray of the left ankle in AP and LAT view is done, the doctor will assess the X-ray image to observe the damages in the ankle bones. If you have any queries about the procedure, you can book an online appointment with the specialists at mfine.

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