Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Knee X-ray: The Normal Knee

This is a normal x-ray of the right knee viewed from directly in front.
The patella can be seen as a faint circle just touching the upper border of the film.
The joint space, the gap between the femur and tibia, is nice and even and the bony edges are well defined.
No irregular bony spurs are visible.
There is no obvious evidence of arthritis between the tibia and the femur. Different views would be required to comment on the presence or absence of arthritis of the patella.
This is the knee you used to have.

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