Tib/fib x-ray (summary)

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.
This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists

A tib/fib x-ray, also known as tib/fib series or tib/fib radiograph, is a set of two x-rays of the leg (knee to ankle). It is performed to look for evidence of injury (or pathology) affecting the leg, often after trauma.

Reference article

This is a summary article. For more information, you can read a more in-depth reference article: tibia/fibula series.

Summary

  • indications
    • leg trauma with suspicion of bony injury
  • procedure
    • AP and lateral views of the leg
      • from knee to ankle, including both joints
  • similar tests
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