X - Ray Left Knee LAT View
Understanding X - Ray Left Knee LAT View
What is X - Ray Left Knee LAT View?
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. Lateral(LAT) views are taken by placing the X-ray beam sideways of the patient.
It is advised by the doctor to detect any fracture, injury, osteoarthiritis and other knee disorders. Common symptoms of an knee disorder include pain, tenderness, swelling and deformity of the knee.
Pregnant women should inform the physician about their condition."
What is X - Ray Left Knee LAT View used for?
- 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.