Ankle x-ray (summary)
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Jones J, Hacking C, Ankle x-ray (summary). Reference article, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 09 Dec 2022) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-50630
This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists
An ankle x-ray, also known as ankle series or ankle radiograph, is a set of two x-rays of the ankle joint. It is performed to look for evidence of injury (or pathology) affecting the ankle, often after trauma.
This is a summary article. For more information, you can read a more in-depth reference article: ankle series.
- ankle trauma with suspicion of bony injury
- AP and lateral views of the ankle
- AP view performed at a slight angle to open up the mortise
- specific test looking for isolated tibia/fibula injury
- x-ray of the foot only, not including the ankle
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