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Lateral view of thumb


Lateral view of thumb an orthogonal projection to AP/PA view it helps in localization of a foreign body in the thenar eminence.

Patient position

  • patient is seated alongside the table
  • arm is abducted and forearm is placed on table with flexion at elbow
  • the wrist is abducted and palm is raised slightly to bring the lateral aspect of thumb in contact with the cassette 


X-ray beam features

  • vertical beam beam is empoyed
  • centered to a point over first metacarpophalangeal joint


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