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Low Limb Radiography

QuestionAnswer
Location of sesamoid bones in the foot On the plantar surface at the head of the 1st metatarsal.
Tarsal that makes up the ankle joint Talus
Joint between the calcaneus and the talus Subtalar joint
Term for the distal end of the fibula Lateral Malleolus
Position which places the intermalleolar line parallel to the IR Mortise-15-20 degree medial oblique
The apex of the fibula is proximal or distal to the body of the fibula Proximal
What type of joint is the distal tibiofibular joint Fibrous, amphiarthrodial, syndesmosis type
Name for the surface on the top of the foot Dorsum pedis
Condition where tibial tuberosity pulls away due to detachment of the patellar tendon Osgood Schlatter Disease
Lower limb projection that requires a 10 degree angle toward the heel AP Toes, AP Foot
CR location for the lateral calcaneus 1 inch inferior to the medial malleolus
Positions/projections done to demonstrate the arches of the foot Bilateral weight bearing AP, and RT and LT Lateral weight bearing images
Another name for the Patellar Surface Trochlear Groove or Intercondylar Sulcus
More distal: medial femoral condyle or lateral femoral condyle? Medial, a 5-7 degree cephalad angle superimposes condlyles on image
Deep notch between femoral condyles posteriorly Intercondylar fossa
True or False: The base of the patella is the superior upper border. TRUE
True of False: Angle 3-5 degrees caudad on the knee of a patient who measures 20 cm's at the ASIS. FALSE: Angle is for those measuring under 19 cm's.
True or False: Knee obliques require the same CR angle, as the AP. TRUE
True or False: The Homblad method best demonstrates a tangential patella. FALSE
Angle of the tube for the Camp Coventry method Perpendicular to the lower leg (40-50 degrees caudad)
A 45 degree medial obl knee best demonstrates the __________. Head and neck of the fibula without superimposition.
On a lateral knee, the knee is flexed how many degrees? 20-30 degrees-relaxes muscles to show maximum volume of joint cavity
On a lateral patella, the knee if flexed how many degrees? 5-10 degrees
Method: Knee is flexed 90 degrees, patient prone, CR angled 15-20 degrees to the patellofemoral joint. Settegast
Lower limb exam best demonstrated by utilizing anode heel effect Femur
Degree of foot rotation for the distal AP femur 5 degrees medially
Degree of foot rotation for the AP proximal femur 15-20 degrees medially to place the femoral neck parallel to IR
Created by: EHodgis