A hip X-ray is a safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to make images of the hip joints where the legs attach to the pelvis. During the examination, an X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through the pelvic bones and hip joints, and an image is recorded on a computer or special film. This image shows the soft tissues and the bones of the pelvis and hip joints. The X-ray image is black and white. Dense body parts that block the passage of the X-ray beam through the body, such as bones, appear white on the X-ray image. Softer body tissues, such as the skin and muscles, allow the X-ray beams to pass through them and appear darker.
X-Ray Exam: Hip
Has anyone been asked to assume the frog legs position at the doctors? Maybe at the pediatrician's office or at a gynecologists office? If so what was done while you were in that position? I have never been asked to assume that position. But the NP did move my legs into that position, once for a quick check. I was asked to assume the frog legs position last year for my annual.
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Typical crunch time for the Pediatric ED at your hospital. You look up at the board and see that a possible sexual assault just got placed in a room. You send the resident down the hall to get started. The resident gives you that deer-in-headlights look. They are very uncomfortable with the forensic exam. A while later, she returns with the story. The babysitter walked into a bedroom and found the child alone with her pants pulled down to her knees, touching her genitals. The babysitter is female. She keeps the patient, and two toddlers, all female. There have been no other people at the house today.
The frog leg lateral view is a special radiographic of the pelvis to evaluate the hip. Bilateral examination allows for better visualization of the hip joints and femoral neck, and therefore is an important view in the assessment of:. Preparing the room beforehand set up the detector, exposure and prepare lead gowns is extremely beneficial for pelvis imaging as young children will often begin to cry the moment they are placed supine.