Lower Limb Comp Monday

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MYKE
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Lower Limb Comp Monday
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2013-11-30 02:54:07
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AP OBLIQUE PROJECTION—LATERAL EXTERNAL ROTATION KNEE
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AP OBLIQUE PROJECTION—LATERAL (EXTERNAL) ROTATION: KNEE
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  1. IR size—
    • (10 × 12 inches),
    • lengthwise
    • GridorBucky,
  2. Patient Position
    Place patient in semisupine position, with entire body and leg rotated partially away from side of interest; place support under elevated hip; give pillow for head.
  3. Part Position•
    • Align and center leg and knee to CR and to midline of table or IR.
    • • Rotate entire leg externally 45°. (Interepicondylar line should be 45° to plane of IR.)
  4. CR•
    • Angle CR 0° on average patient (see AP Knee Projection on p. 244).
    • • Direct CR to midpoint of knee at a level 12 inch (1.25 cm) distal to apex of patella.
  5. Anatomy Demonstrated:
    • • Distal femur and proximal tibia and fibula, with the patella superimposing the lateral femoral condyle, are shown.
    • • Medial condyles of the femur and tibia are demonstrated in profile.

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