A simple device for examination of the ankle joint

Fröhlich, H.; Gotzen, L.

Rofo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin 127(5): 467-470


ISSN/ISBN: 1438-9029
PMID: 144683
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1230743
Accession: 068522041

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Ligamentous injuries of the ankle joint can be demonstrated radiologically by special techniques using lateral and A.P. projections. A device is described for obtaining the requisite views. It enables accurate projections to be achieved and a standardised technique is assured by applying a pull of constant weight. The problem of muscle spasm, resulting as a reflex from pain, is discussed.