Elbow (supracondylar AP view)

Last revised by Dr Joshua Yap on 01 Sep 2022

AP view for supracondylar aspect of humerus may be taken to look for supracondylar fracture.

Patient position

  • patient stands facing the x-ray tube with the posterior aspect of arm in contact with cassette (placed on a vertical stand)

X-ray beam features

  • a horizontal beam is employed
  • centered between medial and lateral epicondyle 
    • this can be achieved with partial or full flexion of the elbow

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