[Proposal for an auxiliary tool designed to reduce retake rates for lateral radiography of the knee joint].

Y. Yasuda, Hisaya Sato, Miwa Ohsawa, Kanji Takahashi, Chikara Noda, Syogo Sai, Fumio Sukezaki, Yasuo Nakazawa

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Abstract

The reproducibility of lateral radiography of the knee joint in the lateral position is low because patient positioning can be easily affected by passive rotation of the knee joint. We calculated the correction angle of the femoral external rotation and the lower leg elevation and developed our own auxiliary tool for obtaining a lateral view image. We were able to obtain, in a single attempt, an image with misalignment of the condyle limited to less than 7 mm. Our tool also contributed to the reduction of the re-imaging rate, suggesting its usefulness in contributing to a lower re-imaging rate for lateral radiography of the knee joint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1140-1145
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai zasshi
Volume69
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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