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Bone X-ray

Bone X-ray is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
Arm x-rays, bone x-rays, leg x-rays, orthopedic x-rays, radiography bone, rib x-rays, skeletal x-rays, spine x-rays.

Rationale
To assist in evaluating bone pain, trauma, and abnormalities related to disorders or events such as dislocation, fracture, physical abuse, and degenerative disease.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings

  • Infants and children: Thin plate of cartilage, known as growth plate or epiphyseal plate, between the shaft and both ends
  • Adolescents and adults: By age 17, calcification of cartilage plate; no evidence of fracture, congenital abnormalities, tumors, or infection.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Bone X-ray." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425479/all/Bone_X_ray.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Bone X-ray. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425479/all/Bone_X_ray. Accessed July 24, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Bone X-ray. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425479/all/Bone_X_ray
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Bone X-ray [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425479/all/Bone_X_ray.
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