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Acta Orthop Scand. 2003 Oct;74(5):565-8.

The whole leg radiograph: standing versus supine for determining axial alignment.

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Department of Orthopedics, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. R.W.Brouwer@erasmusmc.nl

Abstract

The whole leg radiograph (WLR), the standard technique for determining axial alignment, is usually taken in a standing position, although some prefer the supine position. To determine the difference between these two positions, we performed a standing and a supine WLR in 20 patients with a varus alignment. We found an average of 2 degrees more varus deviation in the standing position than in the supine position.

PMID:
14620977
DOI:
10.1080/00016470310017965
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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