Technical Note – JOCR Oct – Dec 2011

How to obtain a non-digital full-length lower limb radiographs using regular x-ray plates

Mangal Parihar1, Tarandeep Singh1, Lalitkumar Shah2
1 Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction,
Mangal Anand Hospital, Mumbai.
2 Guwahati

 

Address for Correspondence:
Dr. Mangal Parihar,

Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction,
Mangal Anand Hospital,Swastik Park, Chembur, Mumbai -71
E-mail : mangalparihar@gmail.com

Abstract

Full-length hip-to-ankle radiographs are an important part of planning and execution of any realignment procedure of the lower limb. This technical note describes a simple and inexpensive technique to obtain plain, standing, full-length hip-to-ankle radiograph using regular x-ray plates.

Keywords: alignment; hip-to-ankle radiograph; corrective osteotomy