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Elbow-Stress View

DELBOW2V

ROUTINES: Elbow Stress View.

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: No

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: 8x10 CR cassette

CENTRAL RAY: Perpendicular to elbow joint.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  1. Patient lying on table with arm abducted away from body.
  2. Hand externally rotated to bring elbow to AP position.
  3. Use small table or cart to hold film in place.

Neutral x-table elbow (top image)

Elbow stress protocol

Stress view x-table (bottom image)

Updated 9/21/1999

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