What is a stress view of the ankle?
The AP stress view of the ankle is a highly specialized view used to assess the integrity of the syndesmosis and deltoid ligament. It can be performed one of two ways, with gravity or via manual external rotation.
What are stress views?
Stress views are additional X-ray projections that demonstrate indirectly the amount of joint cartilage left. They are to be taken with the knee bent 15 degrees, the thigh supported by a thigh rest.
What is the standard view for the ankle?
The standard radiographic analysis of the ankle includes three views: the anteroposterior (AP, also sometimes referred to as dorsoplantar or DP) view, the internal oblique (or mortise) view, and the direct lateral view.
Can you have a stress fracture in your ankle?
Stress fractures are common in foot and ankle bones because we continually place force on them by standing, walking, running and jumping. In a stress fracture, the bone breaks but usually does not shift position (become “displaced”).
What is a stress xray?
Stress radiography is a widely used diagnostic tool to assess injury to the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and the medial and lateral structures of the knee.
Where does a high ankle sprain hurt?
If you’ve experienced a high ankle sprain, you might be able to put weight on your foot and ankle, but you’ll probably have pain above your ankle, between your fibula and tibia. You’ll likely experience more pain when climbing up or down stairs, or engaging in any activities that cause your ankle bones to flex upward.
How do you do a ankle mortise view?
- the patient may be supine or sitting upright with the leg straightened on the table.
- the leg must be rotated internally 15° to 20°, thus aligning the intermalleolar line parallel to the detector.
- internal rotation must be from the hip; isolated rotation of the ankle will result in a non-diagnostic image.
What does a ankle stress fracture feel like?
Pain, aching, and tenderness that worsens during and after physical activity or movement. Relief from pain during periods of rest. Swelling on the ankle or top of your foot. Bruising and swelling at the site of the stress fracture.
How do you know if you have an ankle stress fracture?
- Pain that diminishes during rest.
- Pain that is associated with physical activities throughout the day.
- Swelling on the top of the foot or on the outside of the ankle.
- Tenderness to touch at the site of the fracture.
- Possible bruising.