Trauma X-ray - Lower limb
This tutorial discusses the X-ray appearances of lower limb trauma. Examples of common injuries seen on X-ray are shown, with normal images for comparison.
This tutorial is not considered core undergraduate knowledge, but is more appropriate as an introduction to lower limb trauma X-ray for those working in the emergency department.
Tutorial key points
- Many injuries to the lower limb visible on X-ray have characteristic appearances according to the region injured and mechanism of injury
- All images available should be viewed with reference to clinical findings