Maquet view

Dr Tim Luijkx and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

A maquet view is a type of radiographic projection of the lower limbs.

They are a well established method of determining the axial alignment of the lower limb in the coronal plane and are of particular use in assessment of total knee replacements.

Radiographic assessment

Construct the weight bearing lines by:

Drawing the weight bearing line from the mid point of the femoral head to mid point of the tibial plateau.

Next measure the femorotibial angle by:

Drawn from the mid point of the femoral head to the mid point of the  tibial spines to mid point of the tibial plafond


Measure distance of weight bearing line from mid point of the proximal tibia at the tibial plataeu 

History and etymlogy

It is named after Paul G J Maquet

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Article information

rID: 16713
Section: Radiography
Tag: stub, cases, refs
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  • Maquet views

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