X-ray left ankle AP and LAT is an X-ray procedure performed on the left ankle to detect fractures and other damages to the bones.
What is X-ray left ankle AP and LAT?
X-ray left ankle AP and LAT is an X-ray procedure performed by the doctors in case of bone injuries on the left ankle. The AP and LAT are two different kinds of viewpoints to obtain optimal X-ray and assess all the angles to see all the damages to the ankle bones. The X-ray left ankle AP and LAT is the best way to detect all of the damages in the left ankle.
How is X-ray left ankle AP and LAT performed?
This is the general procedure for X-ray left ankle AP and LAT:
- The patient is made to sit with their legs straightened on the table for AP view.
- The toes are to face upward.
- The scanner takes an X-ray
- The patient is then made to sit in a lateral incumbent position, with the tibia parallel to the table for LAT view.
- The scanner takes an X-ray again.
The X-ray obtained are in AP and LAT views and are sent to the doctor.
Side effects/risks of X-ray left ankle AP and LAT
These are the risks associated with X-ray left ankle AP and LAT:
- The radiation might cause cancer.
- The process of positioning the leg may be painful for the patient.
- If a contrast agent is injected, the patient might have an allergic reaction to it.
Preparation before performing X-ray left ankle AP and LAT
Before an X-ray of left ankle AP and LAT view, the patient should follow these things:
- Remove any forms of clothing or coverings on the leg.
- The patient should not consume anything before 1 hour of the X-ray.
Post-care after X-ray left ankle AP and LAT
Once the X-ray of left ankle AP and LAT is done, the doctor will see the X-ray image to assess the damages to 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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