Ankle and foot radiography

Dr Craig Hacking and Andrew Murphy et al.

Ankle and foot radiography is the plain radiographic investigation of the distal tibia and fibula, the tarsal bones and metatarsals. Radiographic examination of the foot and ankle are often requested together, however, there is a plethora of literature to aid in the correct request of x-ray examinations in this region including the Ottawa ankle rules

The ankle series

The standard ankle series is comprised of the: 

The foot series

The standard foot series is comprised of the:

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rID: 52915
Section: Radiography
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  • Figure 1: ankle (AP projection)
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  • Figure 2: ankle (mortise projection)
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  • Figure 3: ankle (lateral projection)
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  • Figure 4: foot (DP projection)
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  • Figure 5: foot (oblique projection)
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  • Figure 6: foot (lateral projection)
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