X – Ray Rt Ankle AP View

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Overview Brief

Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray is used to assess the ankle bone for fracture, injuries, tenderness, and arthritis.

What is Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray?

X-Ray imaging of the ankle is done. The X-Ray reveals the talus bone which is an important part of the ankle joint[1].

Rt Ankle AP X-Ray is done under the following circumstances[2]:

  • Bone tenderness in the ankle.
  • Inability to bear weight on the ankle.
  • In case of injury or trauma to the ankle.

How is Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray performed?

The Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray is performed by placing the ankle under an X-Ray machine. [3]

The patient is positioned as follows:

  • The patient may lie down or sit upright with the leg straightened on the table.
  • Patient’s foot is flexed closer to the shin.
  • Patient’s toes are pointed directly towards the ceiling.

Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray is part of a three view series of the lower limb.

The entire procedure takes about 10-15 minutes.

Side effects/risks of Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray

Rt Ankle AP 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 Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray

No extensive preparation is required before getting an Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray.

However, some important points to keep in mind are [2]:

  • Remove any clothing around the ankle to prevent it from obstructing the X-Ray image.
  • Remove all jewelry 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 Rt Ankle AP View X-Ray

Patients may carry on with their daily routines after the X-Ray is done.

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