Lower limb radiography (pediatric)
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Lower limb radiography involves plain film imaging of the pelvis, hip, knee and ankle bones in pediatric patients. Depending on the patient's age, the difficulty of the examination will vary, often requiring a specialist-trained radiographer familiar with a variety of distraction and immobilization techniques.
femur and knee radiography
lower leg radiography
Patients should remove any clothing or jewelry on the affected lower limb.
Tips for pediatric lower limb radiography
Often difficulties in imaging the pediatric lower limb radiography include:
To overcome this, a variety of techniques can be used:
distract the patient with toys, games and/or conversation
perform immobilization with blankets and velcro straps