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Knee

DKNEE3V

ROUTINE:

  • 25yrs & over-Standing AP, Lateral, & Sunrise.
  • 14-25yrs-AP on the table, Lateral and Sunrise.

TRAUMA/INJURY-AP on the table & Crosstable Lateral view.

PEDS: No sunrise on patients under the age of 14.

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: Yes

FOCAL SPOT: Large

IMAGING PLATE:

  • Standing AP 14x17 CR cassettes
  • Supine AP, Lat and Sunrise 10x12 CR cassettes

CENTRAL RAY: 

  1. Perpendicular to 1” inferior to the apex of the patella.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  1. Lateral: angle tube 5° cephalic with knee flexed 25-30°
  2. Sunrise: patient is supine with affected knee supported by sunrise board. Patient’s knees are flexed 45° - place film crosswise in holder so it rests on patient’s tibia. Angle tube 60° - place marker on lateral side of knee.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 

  1. FB ??-identify entry point using lead arrow. Use soft tissue technique.

SEE ALSO/OTHER VIEWS

  1. Tibial Plateau-AP knee with a 15° cephalic tube angle.
  2. Tunnel (Homblad)-see pg. 20 or (Camp Coventry)-see pg. 21.
  3. PA Flexion-done standing bilaterally w/ knees flexed 45° – angle tube caudally 10°

Updated 8/5/2007

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