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Overview

X-ray Right Knee Joint AP LAT view is extensively used by doctors to determine the flexibility of joints at an old age.

What is X-ray Right Knee Joint AP LAT view?

X-ray Right Knee Joint AP LAT view is used to access the soft tissues of the right knee joint and help in the treatment. A study of the images generated by X-Ray Right Knee Joint AP LAT view indicate sprains, fractures, infection of the bones, and other issues.

How is X-ray Right Knee Joint AP LAT view performed?

X-ray Right Knee Joint AP LAT view demands bending the knee joint at different angles. The following steps are included in the procedure:

  • The patient is asked to lie down on the screening table and an imaging plate is placed below the right knee.
  • The images are produced by bending the knee at different angles.
  • At the time of screening, the patient is asked to be stiff so that the images do not get blurred.

The process requires 30 to 45 minutes.

Side effects of X-ray Right Knee Joint AP LAT view

X-Ray Right Knee Joint AP LAT view is a safe process without side effects. However, the following issues may arise:

  • Owing to the exposure to X-rays, the patient may experience mild headache and nausea.
  • Rashes and itching due to X-ray exposure may occur.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Right Knee Joint AP LAT view

X-Ray Right Knee Joint AP LAT view is a simple and painless imaging procedure. The following preparative measures, however, should be taken:

  • If the patient is pregnant or breastfeeding, then this information should be conveyed to the doctor.
  • Metallic objects, like jewelry and spectacles, should be removed from the body.

Post-care after X-Ray Right Knee Joint AP LAT view

The following post-care steps may be taken:

  • In case of any irritation to the skin, the patient should apply cooling lotion.
  • The patient should drink a lot of water.

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