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Thumb lateral view

The thumb lateral view is an orthogonal projection to AP/PA view and helps in the localization of a foreign body in the thenar eminence.

Patient position

  • patient is seated alongside the table
  • forearm is placed on table
  • the wrist is kept in ulnar deviation and thumb abducted
  • lateral aspect of thumb is brought in contact with the cassette 

X-ray beam features

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

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