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X – Ray Left Lower Limb LAT View ( Long Cassette)

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Overview

During an X-ray left lower limb LAT view test, if there is a fracture or broken bones, the X-ray identifies exactly where the injury has taken place.

What is X-ray Left Lower Limb LAT View?

X-ray left lower limb LAT view consists of tibia and fibula. If these are damaged, it requires an X-ray.

X-ray left lower limb LAT view is an image where the x-ray beam passes through the limb and the tibia and fibula appear white; whereas the soft tissues like the skin and muscles appear darker.

In an X-ray left lower limb LAT view test, two separate pictures are taken; one from the side and one from the front of the leg. (Lateral view and anteroposterior view.)

How is X-ray Left Lower Limb LAT performed?

The X-ray Left Lower Limb LAT view is performed in the following way:

  • They may ask the patient to position their body depending on what the injury is.
  • Staying still.

Side Effects of X-ray Left Lower Limb LAT View
X-ray left lower limb LAT view is usually safe. However, at times there could be some side effects such as:

● Vomiting.
● Bleeding.
● Hair and skin loss.
● Giddiness.

Sometimes, X-rays could also lead to increase in risk of cancer.

Preparation of X-ray Left Lower Limb LAT View

X-ray of the left lower limb LAT view does not require much preparation. Basic steps followed before an X-ray are:

  • Wear loose comfortable clothes or the hospital gown.
  • Remove any kind of jewelry.

Post-care after X-ray of the left lower limb LAT

Usually, there is no specific care that has to be taken after an X-ray left lower limb LAT view test

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