Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Radiography: tibia / fibula

Contributor(s): Justin Goggin, Patsy Whelehan

Introduction

  • A high resolution film-screen combination is required.
  • A grid is rarely required (only if patient thickness >10 cm).
  • kV should not exceed about 60.
  • Both the stifle and the hock should be included.
  • General anesthesia or sedation is advised.
  • The film should be correctly exposed and developed, and free from movement blur and artefact.
  • The anatomical marker must be clearly visible, along with the patient's identification, the date, and the name of the hospital or practice.

Uses

  • → Fracture Bone fracture healing (1st stage) - radiograph lateral tibia.
  • → Angular limb deformity.
  • → Neoplasia.
  • → Other bone disease.
    • Developmental.
    • Infections.
    • Metabolic/nutritional.
    • Congenital.

Advantages

  • Non-invasive.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

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