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X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View

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Overview Brief

X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View is used to diagnose fractured bones and to assess the healing of fractured bones and arthritis.(1)

What is X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View ?

The X-ray image of the knee is taken with the patient in a standing position, which generates a holistic view of the knee joint. The image is then examined to detect abnormalities.(2)

In X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View, two views of the knee are generated to provide an accurate diagnosis.

How is X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View performed?

X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View is performed by positioning the knee under an X-ray machine. [2]

  • The patient is in the standing position.
  • The patient either stands on one leg or both the legs.
  • A lateral view as well as an anteroposterior view of the knee are generated.

The entire procedure takes about 10-15 minutes.

Side effects/risks of X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View

X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View has a minimal risk of causing cancer and other radiation-related side effects. Children may be more sensitive to the effects of radiation.

Preparation before performing X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View

No extensive preparation is required before getting a X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View procedure done.  

However, some important points to keep in mind are as follows (3):

  • Remove any clothing around the knee to prevent it from obstructing the X-ray.
  • Remove all jewelry and metal objects so that they do not appear on the X-ray.
  • Inform the technician of any metal implants so that it can be taken into consideration while viewing the X-ray.

It is advisable to be present at the test centre before the time of appointment in order to be prepared in advance.

Post-care after X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View

Patients may carry on their daily routines after the X – Ray Left Knee AP LAT Standing View procedure is done.

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