Lower Limb Comp Monday

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MYKE
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249917
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Lower Limb Comp Monday
Updated:
2013-12-01 00:02:07
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LATERAL MEDIOLATERAL PROJECTION KNEE
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LATERAL-MEDIOLATERAL PROJECTION: KNEE
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  1. IRsize—
    • (8×10inches) or (10 × 12 inches), lengthwise 
    • • Grid or Bucky,
  2. Patient Position
    This position may be taken as a horizontal beamlateral or in the lateral recumbent position
  3. Part Position•
    • Adjust rotation of body and leg until knee is in true lateral posi- tion (femoral epicondyles directly superimposed and plane of patella perpendicular to plane of IR)
    • .• Flex knee 20° to 30° for lateral recumbent projection
  4. CR
    • • Angle CR 5° to 7° cephalad for lateral recumbent projection (see Note 2)
    • .• Direct CR to a point 1 inch (2.5 cm) distal to medial epicondyle.
  5. Anatomy Demonstrated:
    • • Distal femur, proximal tibia and fibula, and patella are shown in lateral profile.
    • • Femoropatellar and knee joints should be open

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