X - Ray Both Knee Joints AP & LAT Views
What is X - Ray Both Knee Joints AP & LAT Views?
X-Ray for knee joints is an imaging technique to assess the knee joint for alignment, bone quality and the extent of a degenerative changes within the knee. It is advised by the doctor to detect any fracture, injury and osteoarthiritis. Common symptoms of an knee disorder include pain, tenderness, swelling and deformity of the knee.
X-Ray for both knees, also known as bilateral x-ray is recommended if a physician suspects the symptoms of arthiritis.
Pregnant women should inform the physician about their condition.
Why is X - Ray Both Knee Joints AP & LAT Views done?
- To diagnose any fracture of the bones that forms the knee joint and to monitor the healing of the broken bone, after it has been set.
- To diagnose any infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones.
- To diagnose any suspected osteoarthritis or dislocation of the knee joint.