Acute Knee Imaging
It is important to ask for the correct views, "tib and fib" gives a projection with very little useful information about the knee!
The Rule of Two's1
*This does not apply to a knee joint injury if there is no long bone fracture
ABC's of Reviewing x-rays
A: Adequate images? Alignment? Anatomical variants
B: Bones; Normal outline? Normal texture? fracture lines? Avulsion fractures?
C: Cartilage & Joint; Osteochondral fractures? Loose bodies? Fluid levels? Air in the joint?
s: Soft tissues; Abnormal Swelling? Patella Tendon Disruption? Quads Tendon Disruption?
1 ABC of emergency radiology
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