Radiographs of the Lower Limb

For added interest, you should always try to relate what you learn in normal anatomy to the way how it shows up in a radiograph.

Hip radiograph

Identify the following on a radiograph of the hip region:
  • ilium
  • ischium
  • pubis
  • pubic symphysis
  • sacroiliac joint
  • acetabular lip
  • head of femur
  • neck of femur
  • greater trochanter
  • lesser trochanter

Radiographs of the Knee

Examine the radiograph of the knee in a couple of views and identify the:
  • femur
  • medial condyle
  • lateral condyle
  • patella
  • tibia
  • medial condyle
  • lateral condyle
  • intercondylar eminence
  • head of fibula
  • neck of fibula



Radiographs of the Foot

Examine a medial view of the foot and identify the:
  • tibia
  • fibula
  • talus
  • calcaneus
  • cuboid
  • navicular
  • cuneiforms
  • metatarsals
From a dorsal view, identify the:
  • tibia
  • calcaneum
  • talus
  • cuboid
  • navicular
  • cuneiforms
  • sesamoid bones
  • metatarsals
  • phalanges


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