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X-ray left wrist Obl view is an imaging technique performed using X-ray beams to obtain a picture of the internal structure of the wrist.

What is X-ray left wrist Obl view?

X-ray left wrist Obl view, provides a clear image of carpal bones towards the lateral part of the wrist and also the soft tissues [1].

  • X-ray left wrist Obl view is a non-invasive diagnostic test.
  • The image may be recorded on X-ray film or on a computer.
  • X-ray left wrist Obl view can diagnose wrist fractures and dislocation of bones.
  • Helps to detect bone degeneration and tenderness.

Depending upon X-ray penetration during X-ray left wrist Obl view, bones appear as white and soft tissues as dark.

How is X-ray left wrist Obl view performed?

For X-ray left wrist Obl view patient has to sit adjacent to the table such that upper arm, elbow, and wrist are placed on the table.

  • The hand is placed with the palm facing down.
  • Elbow and wrist should be kept at shoulder height.
  • The wrist is rotated at an angle of about 45°.
  • X-ray beams are focused on the mid carpal region of the wrist.

During X-ray left wrist Obl view, the patient must keep hand still as movements can cause blurring of the image.

Risks of X-ray left wrist Obl view

During X-ray left wrist Obl there is a low risk of exposure to ionizing radiation.

  • The patient may feel pain if the wrist or hand is fractured.
  • Avoid X-ray left wrist Obl view during pregnancy.

Preparation before performing X-ray left wrist Obl view

No preparation is required prior to X-ray left wrist Obl view.

  • The technician can ask the patient about the present condition of the wrist and hand.
  • For X-ray left wrist Obl view, all accessories such as rings and bracelets must be removed.

Post-care after X-ray left wrist Obl view

No post-care is required after X-ray left wrist Obl view.

The patient is advised further care depending upon the reports of X-ray left wrist Obl view.

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