X - Ray Right Hip Joint AP View
What is X - Ray Right Hip Joint AP View?
The hip joint (top of the thigh bone and acetabulum fused) allows motion and bears the body weight. In Anterior-Posterior (AP) projection of the hip, X-rays pass from the front to the back of the patient. It visualizes any fractures, dislocations, bone lesions, or degenerative diseases of the hip joint. The symptoms include pain in the groin, side of the hip, buttocks, and knee.
An X-ray uses radiation to create a picture of the area. A radiologist will assess the images and send a report. A plain x-ray usually takes 15 minutes. It is a safe and painless technique, as the radiation exposure is minimal.
Why is X - Ray Right Hip Joint AP 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.
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