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List the 7 labeling/assessment necessities for x-rays
- NWB or WB
What are the four x-ray protocols?
What is Distraction?
Two bones that are not together
What is Impaction?
Two bones pushed together
What is subluxation?
What is Apposition?
Amount of alignment b/t fractured bones
What are the two planes of dislocation?
Transverse and sagittal
What does an increased & decreased talocalcaneal angle tell us on an x-ray?
- increased: pes planavalgus (flat feet)
- decreased: pes cavus (high arch)
What type of x-ray would you take for a 5th met fracture?
Name the 5 form terminologies of x-ray?
Which toe should be the longest in an x-ray?
What met should the 3rd line up with?
Terms for increased/decreased density?
- increased: radiopaque, sclerosis, eburnation
- decreased: radiolucent, osteopenic, osteolytic
relation b/t subject (white) & optict density (black)?
As SD increases, OD decreases
When will soft tissue gas appear in an x-ray and what is its color?
- appears during infection (e.g. cellulitis bacteria)
- black/dark grey
T/F periosteum should appear on x-rays?
F, if it does then it is a sign of infection and should be treated with IV antibiotics ASAP