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X-Ray Hip 1 View

X-ray is the most common diagnostic tool used to recognize the indications and symptoms presenting structural abnormalities adequately. Hip X-ray assists in the diagnostic and decision-making process to aid the treatment of the patient. The X-ray is used in conjunction with physical exams and clinical symptoms to confirm a suspected diagnosis and contribute to the discussed treatment plan.
Enhanced awareness of the presence of structural disorders of the hip, such as developmental dysplasia of the hip and Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), has fuelled an evolution in the assessment of patients with hip pain. It has enhanced our ability to diagnose patients, even in cases where there are mild structural abnormalities. Radiography allows categorizing the hip as normal or dysplastic or with impingement signs (rubbing against a surface causing inflammation). Besides these, an X-ray can also identify pathologic processes like osteoarthritis, inflammatory diseases, infection, or tumors.
A Hip 1V is used to rule out bony abnormalities and underlying structural injuries in unstable or altered patients who have an abnormal pelvic exam or have substantial damaging injuries. In patients prone to pelvic injury due to underlying pathologies, such as the elderly or bone composition deficiency, it can lead to high morbidity if not diagnosed early in the course of illness. Your doctor may prescribe a Hip X-ray for various reasons and indications based on the clinical pathologies and physical exams, including:
  • arthritis affecting hip
  • inflammation at joints
  • pelvic fracture
  • hip joint dislocation
  • ankylosing spondylitis or stiffness in spine or sacroiliac joint
  • tumors
  • There is no special preparation required for a Hip X-ray; however, keep the following points in mind before your appointment:
  • Your child/ patient will be asked to change into a hospital gown.
  • No jewelry, glasses, and metallic objects should be worn. Consult your physician if you are pregnant or there is a possibility of pregnancy; X-rays are usually avoided during this period.
  • Prepare your child for their X-ray by explaining the procedure in simple terms, such as comparing it to having a photograph taken of your bones.
  • You can familiarise them with the room and X-ray machines and stay in the room with them for support. Also, be sure to explain that they need to remain still so the experience passes quickly.
  • X-rays are conducted by a diagnostic, radiographer. For a good view from all angles, two X-rays are preferred for maximum hip visualization. You will be asked to get your X-ray taken from either the front or from the side. Known as anteroposterior or AP view, this is imaged from the front of your hip. Only one hip is X-rayed from this position. Still, your doctor may ask for the other hip to be imaged as well to allow them to compare the appearance and health of both hip joints and the extent of any possible arthritis. The technician will ask you to lie on the table in the radiography room and adjust the overhead X-ray machine to the appropriate position over the pelvis. A light beam shining from the device will allow the technician to position the X-ray machine appropriately. To make sure the X-rays are clear and of the desired area, the radiographer may need to feel the bones and touch the top of your pelvis to bring the bones into a clear line of the imaging field. X-ray is a non-invasive procedure, and the patient does not feel any pain. They may hear a beep signaling the images are taken. Once the radiologist approves the images, the patient can change into regular clothes and immediately go on about their day as usual.
    Your radiologist will interpret the results of your radiograph and send a report to your doctor. The information on the radiograph may include signs of arthritis, narrowing in the joint space, or the formation of bone spurs (osteophytes) caused by osteoarthritis (OA). Well-developed arthritis shows up more clearly on an X-ray. In contrast, new or mild arthritis may not be as obvious or apparent. Your physician will discuss the findings of the X-ray with you and draw up a treatment plan.
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