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X – Ray Left Knee Joint AP & LAT View

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Overview Brief

X – Ray Left Knee Joint AP and LAT View is used to diagnose arthritis in the knee joints, fractures in the bone, and damage to ligaments.

What is  Left Knee Joint AP and LAT View X – Ray?

X – Ray Left Knee Joint AP and LAT View is performed to diagnose arthritis in knee joints and other abnormalities.[1]

  • A lateral view enables the clear assessment of the knee caps.
  • An anteroposterior view gives a clear image of the knee from the front.

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

X – Ray Left Knee Joint AP and LAT View is done by positioning the patient’s knee under an X-Ray machine.[2]

  • The patient’s knee is flexed to approximately 40 degrees.
  • It is ensured that the knee has sufficient support to prevent rotation.
  • A joint lateral and anteroposterior view of the knee is generated.

The entire procedure takes about 10-15 minutes.

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

The X – Ray Left Knee Joint AP and LAT View procedure has minimal risk of causing cancer and other radiation-related side effects. Note that children may be more sensitive to radiation than adults.

Preparation before performing X – Ray Left Knee Joint AP and LAT View

No extensive preparation is required before getting the X – Ray Left Knee Joint AP and LAT View procedure done.

However, following are some important points to keep in mind[3]:

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

It is advisable to reach the test centre in advance to prepare before the procedure.

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

Patients may carry on with their daily chores after the X – Ray Left Knee Joint AP and LAT View procedure is performed.

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