Lateral elbow: epicondyles perpendicular, arm bent 90°
For a trauma elbow with acute flexion, what projections should be used?
AP projection of distal humerus
AP projection of proximal forearm
Describe the desired alignment for the projections of the humerus:
AP humerus: pt rotated until shoulder and proximal humerus touch IR, epicondyles parallel
Lateral humerus: pt rotated until shoulder and proximal humerus touch IP, arm rotated internally until epicondyles perpendicular
What is the projection of the humerus that is often used in trauma situations, where the arm is left hanging neutrally and the affected side is placed agains the IR with the opposite arm raised above the head while the CR is centered at the level of the surgical neck of the affected side?
the Lawrence Method
What are the breathing instructions for the Lawrence Method for the humerus?
short, panting breaths to blur out the lung and rib markings