Lower Limb Comp Monday
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- (8 × 10 inches),
Digital systems—60 to 70 kV range
Place patient in lateral recumbent position, affected side down. Provide a pillow for patient’s head. Flex knee of affected limb about 45°; place opposite leg behind injured limb.
CR perpendicular to IR, directed to a point 1 inch (2.5 cm) inferior to medial malleolus
Collimate to outer skin margins to include ankle joint proximally and entire calcaneus.
• Calcaneus is demonstrated in profile with talus and distal tibia-fibula demonstrated superiorly and navicular and open joint space of the calcaneus and cuboid demonstrated distally.
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