Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Radiography: tibia / fibula

Contributor(s): Fraser McConnell

Introduction

  • A high definition film-screen combination is required.
  • A grid is not required.
  • kV should not exceed about 50.
  • Both the stifle and the hock should be included.
  • General anesthesia or sedation is required.
  • 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.
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Uses

  • Fracture   Limb fracture    Tibia: fracture 02 - lateral radiograph    Tibia: fracture (pathological) 01 - lateral radiograph  .
  • Angular limb deformity.

Advantages

  • Non-invasive.
  • Straightforward.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Rubel G A, Isenbugel E & Wolvekamp P (eds) (1991) Atlas of diagnostic radiology of exotic pets. W B Saunders Ltd, Philadelphia.


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