X - Ray Left Hip Joint AP & LAT View
What is X - Ray Left Hip Joint AP & LAT View?
X - Ray Left Hip Joint AP & LAT View is an imaging technique to visualize the bones of pelvis and hip joint. It is recommended in case of symptoms such as pain, tenderness and swelling in pelvic area.
It helps to detect infections, cysts, tumors, deformities or other diseases in the hip joint area. It is also recommended before performing a surgery and to check the alignment of bones post surgery .
Pregnant women should inform the physician about their condition as the radiations might affect the fetus.
Why is X - Ray Left Hip Joint AP & LAT View done?
- To diagnose any fracture of the bones that form the hip joint and to monitor the healing of the broken bone, after it has been set.
- To detect any infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones.
- To diagnose any suspected osteoarthritis or dislocation of the hip joint.