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The radiographic examination of the soft tissue structures of joints after the injection of contrast media
What has largely replaced contrast Arthrography
Joint effusion, if present, is aspirated ______ contrast administration
Before, but after local anesthesia
In knee Arthrography, this method requires the use of a stress device
When using the vertical method for knees, what images are taken?
AP Obliques with the knee rotated 20 degrees
Used for knees, the joint space is widened with manual stress
When using the horizontal method, what films are taken?
Subsequent 5 exposures, rotating 30 degrees each time
When using the horizontal method for the medial meniscus, what position is the patient placed in?
Semiprone with medial meniscus up
When using the horizontal method for the lateral meniscus, how is the patient placed?
Semiprone with the lateral meniscus up
Indications for wrist Arthrography (3)
Limitation of lotion
What area of the wrist is the contrast injected?
Dorsal, at the articulation of the radius, scaphoid, and lunate
Reasons for hip Arthrography
Evaluate congenital hip dislocation in children
Detect loose hip prosthesis
Common puncture site for hip Arthrography
3/4 inch distal to inguinal crease and 3/4 inch lateral to palpated femoral pulse
Reasons for shoulder Arthrography
Partial or incomplete tears in rotator cuff or labrum
Persistent pain or weakness
For the shoulder, what 2 contrast medias may be used?
Contrast Arthrography of TMJ can be useful in diagnosing abnormalities of
Where is the contrast injected in TMJ Arthrography
Anterior to the tragus of the ear
Displacement of a bone from a joint
Rupture of a joint capsule
Joint capsule tear
Rupture of a ligament
Rupture of meniscus
Rupture of any muscle of the rotator cuff
Rotator cuff tear
During TMJ Arthrography, what position is the patients mouth in for radiographs?
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