Trauma, obvious deformities, suspected foreign body, inability to weight bear osteomyelitis, infections.
The patient is lying in supine position. Make sure there is no pelvic rotation. Internally rotate the affected leg 15° to get true AP position.
Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait
Central ray is directed to mid femur and perpendicular to the IR.
Include the anterior iliac spine superiorly and skin margins laterally.