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Up Limb Radiography

Upper Limb Positioning

QuestionAnswer
What type of joint is the MCP of the thumb? Sellar
What are the routine positions/projections of the hand? PA, Lat Obl, and Fan Lateral
Why is the forearm performed AP? To prevent superimposition of the radius over the ulna.
The medial oblique elbow best demonstrates the: Coronoid process of the ulna
The lateral oblique elbow best demonstrates the: Radial head and neck
Fracture that most often involves the 5th metacarpal? Boxers
True or False: The trochlea is located on the lateral side of the humerus and articulates with the radius. FALSE
Routine positions/projections of the humerus. AP and Lateral
True or False: An aesthenic patient requires a greater angle on an axial clavicle than a hypersthenic patient. TRUE
What is the position of the epicondyles of the humerus on an AP Internal rotation shoulder? Perpendicular to the IR
Another name for the intertubercular groove. Bicipital Groove
Bones that make up the shoulder girdle. Clavicle and scapula
CR for the lateral scapula. Mid-vertebral border of the scapula
Grashey best demonstrates... Glenoid fossa
Pathology Y view best demonstrates. Dislocation
TRUE or FALSE: In an anterior dislocation, the humeral head will be inferior to the coracoid process TRUE
Done bilaterally with and without weights. AC Joints
TRUE or FALSE: The base of the phalanx (ges) is distal to the head. FALSE, the base is proximal to the head
TRUE or FALSE: The proximal and distal radioulnar joints allow for rotational movement of the hand and wrist TRUE
What does visualization of the posterior fat pad of the elbow indicate? Elbow trauma
Transverse fx of the distal radius with posterior displacement Colle's fx
Best method to demonstrate arthritis. Ball Cathers or Norgaard
Angled 25-30 degrees to the long axis of the hand and 1 1/2" distal to the base of the 3rd metacarpal. Carpal canal or Gaynor Hart method
Method in which the arm is at 90 degrees, hand pronated and tube angled 45 degrees toward the shoulder Coyle trauma elbow for radial head
Created by: EHodgis