A Left Leg LAT View X-Ray is used to assess bones for fracture, injuries, tenderness, and other abnormalities.
What is Left Leg LAT View X-Ray?
X-Ray imaging of the parts of the leg is done. This includes the X-Ray imaging of the tibia and fibula (lower limb) and the femur (upper leg). Several images may be required to ensure that the whole bone is covered. 
The Left Leg LAT X-Ray image is used for the following:
- Detection of a broken bone.
- Determining whether a previously broken bone is satisfactorily aligned.
- Determining the root cause of pain, tenderness and abnormalities.
How is Left Leg LAT View X-Ray performed?
The is Left Leg LAT View X-Ray performed by placing the leg under an X-Ray machine. 
- The patient lays down on the table in a lateral position.
- The target leg can be bent or stiff.
- The healthy leg is placed behind the injured limb to avoid rotation.
The procedure may also take place in a standing position.
The entire procedure takes about 10-15 minutes.
Side effects/risks of Left Leg LAT View X-Ray
A Left Leg LAT View X-Ray has minimal risk of causing cancer and other radiation related side effects. Children may be more susceptible to the effects of radiation.
Preparation before performing Left Leg LAT View X-Ray
No extensive preparation is required before getting a Left Leg LAT View X-Ray.
However, some important points to keep in mind are :
- Remove any clothing around the leg to prevent it from obstructing the X-Ray image.
- Remove all jewellery 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 reach the test centre in advance to prepare better.
Post-care after Left Leg LAT View X-Ray
Patients may carry on with their daily routines after the X-Ray is done.
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