Ankle x-rays

The ankle consists of three bones – the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The ankle also consist of two joints – the ankle joint (where the tibia, fibula and talus meet) and the syndesmosis joint (the joint between the tibia and fibula which is help together by ligaments). There are three main sets of…

Knee X-rays

1.  Know your knee anatomy See the the anatomical landmarks on the diagrams below.   Remember that the knees of younger children will look different, as the patella forms, and the ossification centres form.   2. Look for an effusion There are two fat pads in the knee the suprapatellar fat pad the prefemoral fat…

CRITOE Quick Quiz

This quick quiz is to test your CRITOE knowledge. See this post for how to interpret an elbow x-ray. Click on the image to see them in full size…   Q1: What age is this child? Q2: What is the abnormality in the XR of this child who sustained a fall onto the lateral aspect…

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