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Overview Brief

X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt is an examination that helps to get a quick image or view of any fracture of the clavicle  and the sternum  which is at the base of the neck.  One would be advised to get an X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt examination done to get clear images of the sternoclavicular joint.

What is X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt examination? 

An X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt examination is done if there is the patient experiences excessive pain due to trauma, infection or a deformity.

Since the X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt examination is fast and easy, it is mainly useful for emergency diagnosis.

 How is X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt Performed?

 X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt will be performed in the following way:

  • You will be asked to lie down with your clavicle pressed against the image plate.
  • The image can also be taken standing if the patient is stable.

X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt examination can be completed in about 15-30 minutes.

Side Effects and Risks after X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt examination

There are no side effects or risks after X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt examination is done as the radiation used is very little. However, incase of pregnancy the physician should be informed so as to take the proper precautions.

Preparation before Performing an X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt  examination

There is no major preparations to be done before an  X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt  examination. However, you may need to follow a few things:

  • You would be asked to remove jewelry, and any sort of metal or sharp objects that may come in the way of the image.
  • If pregnant make sure to inform your physician or X-Ray technician.

Post-care after an X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt examination

There is no special care to be taken after an an X-Ray Left Sternoclavicular Jt examination.

You can talk to your doctor about your results and if there is any problem he will recommend you for further tests and treatment.

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