X-ray Right Knee Joint AP Lateral View - Test, Procedure & Cost

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X-Ray Right Knee Joint AP Lateral View

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What is an X-ray Right Knee Joint AP Lateral View Test?

The knee antero-posterior and Lateral (AP and LA) projection is considered to be a standard view that is performed to assess a patients’ knee joint and also ones surrounding anatomy.

This is done to get clear image of the patients joint spaces and soft tissues that are around the knee joint.

The anatomical structures that are seen in the x-ray are as follows:

  • Distal Femur
  • Head Of The Fibula
  • Patella
  • Proximal Tibia, Intercondylar Eminence
  • Lateral And Medial Tibial Plateaus
  • Lateral And Medial Epicondyles
  • Lateral And Medial Femoral Condyles
  • Proximal Fibula

Why is this X-ray Scan done? 

This test is used for the identification of the following:

  • To identify fractures of bones that would usually comprise of the knee joint and to also monitor the bone's healing.
  • To identify any infections, or osteoporosis, or bone abnormalities, or any abnormal bone growth.
  • To diagnose the dislocation of the patients knee.

Different Views and Angle for the Test

For AP View

The Patient position:
  • The patient is supposed to lay supine on table with his/her right knee and the ankle joint in contact with the table.
  • The leg would be extended.
  • It is to be ensured that the right knee has not been rotated.

For Lateral view

The Patient Position:

For being rolled into lateral position, patient would be placed in lateral recumbent position with affected side, towards down.

The affected knee would be flexed to about 20 to 30 degrees. The pelvis must not be rotated at all. The opposite limb would be extended and then placed behind knee which is being examined.

How does one prepare for the test? 

  • At the hospital, just before the test is done, the patient is asked to follow the following instructions:
    •  Change into the hospital gown
    • Remove any jewellery that could hinder X-ray images.

What is the Procedure?

  • During the Test, your body will be positioned in between a machine producing X-rays and a plate. This plate creates the image digitally or using the X-ray film.
  • You might be asked to position in a certain manner (AP view angle). The X-ray technician would then ask you to take a deep breath and hold it for the next few seconds. 
  • After the scanning is complete, the respective radiologist would examine the images to understand whether any more of them are required ahead. Once the radiologist is satisfied, the patient could go back home.

After Care 

No specific care is required after undergoing the scan

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Cost of Right Knee Joint AP LAT View Radiology Test in Delhi

The cost of the X-Ray imaging for the Right Knee Joint AP LAT View Test in Delhi starts at INR 450.

Test Type X-Ray Right Knee Joint AP Lateral View

X-ray Right Knee Joint AP Lateral View (X-Ray)

  • Remove the object that contains Metal, such as Jewellery, Hair Clips, Watches, Rings, or any other similar object from scanning part of the body, so as to avoid a bright or blank spot on the diagnostic film.
  • You must inform the technologist, radiology nurse, and/or physician if you have allergies, are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are on medication.
  • Fasting is not required.
  • Doctor’s Prescription if any
  • Bring all documents related to medical history.
  • Carry Your ID Proof.

4-6 hours

Test Price ₹ 450 ₹ 900
Frequently Asked Questions

It is used in combination with the conventional x-rays techniques, Mostly, MRI is considered to be the best choice for examining body's major joints for example, the knee.

The examination is seen to be typically performed to further diagnose or even evaluate the following

  • Knee Pain
  • Weakness
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding in tissues in and also around ones  joint
  • Damaged cartilage, or meniscus, the ligaments or the tendons.

Lateral knee view (LA) is considered to be an orthogonal view (angle) of the AP view of the knee.

Projection angle:  This projection that requires patient to be able to 'roll' onto one side of his/her knee, thus, it is not appropriate projection in case of trauma, in all the suspected traumatic injuries of knee, horizontal beam of the  lateral method could be utilized.

The Technical factors

The right knee should be demonstrated here, and if the x-rays are used for both knees, both knees would have to be demonstrated.

This knee joint space should also be centered in exposure area. The femoral and the tibial Condyles should be symmetrical in nature, indicating no specific rotation.

In the X-ray, the fibular head could also be slightly superimposed on lateral tibial Condyles.

It is seen that a point 2.5 cm below apex of patella is often cited as patient’s center point for the AP of joint, but the patient’s specific measurement will not allow for any variations in the patient build.

The lateral knee-joint X-ray image should meet the requirements as follows:

  1. Knee joint is present in middle of image, and it is seen that there is a sufficient overlap in between medial and lateral of the femoral Condyles.
  2. The patella is seen clearly shown in lateral position along with clear femoral space.

The position of the patient for rolled lateral position, patient is said to be placed in lateral recumbent position with affected side facing down. The affected knee is also flexed 20 to around 30 degrees.

Keep in mind, the pelvis of the patient should not be rotated. The opposite limb would be extended and also placed behind knee being examined.

Axis of dynamometer was considered to be consistent with axis of motion, and the measurements were made at an angle of 25° and 67° to further examine the differences in either a maximum muscular strength which is according to the joint angle.

Thus, the maximum muscular strength of both the knee-joint extension value, at a value of 67° and flexion value, that is at 25° the value was larger.

The medial side of knee is said to be more congruent and even  more stable and medial collateral ligament is also said to be isometric central fibers of the joint. Lateral side of patient’s knee is considered to be more mobile, that slides further in the posterior direction, thus, increasing the flexion and lateral collateral slackens along with the increasing flexion and is thus it is anisometric in nature.

The Four ligaments provide joint stability

The Two collateral (side) ligaments such as the two cruciate ligaments provide knee joint with the support protection from being twisted:

Apart from this. The medial collateral ligament also is known to connect the inner sides of femur and the tibia, which is attached to the joint capsule.

It is known that the 3 most commonly seen injuries are as follows:

  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Ligament Injury (ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL)
  • Meniscus (Cartilage) Injury

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