Fluoroscopy (Digital X-Rays) is an imaging technique commonly used by physicians to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope. In its simplest form, a fluoroscope consists of an X-ray source and fluorescent screen between which a patient is placed. However, modern fluoroscopes couple the screen to an X-ray image intensifier and CCD video camera allowing the images to be recorded and played on a monitor.
This versatility allows the physician to see real time what an adjust during surgery will look like or where to best place a screw or pin. It also allows the physician to see the effect directional stresses have on an ankle to assess whether stability and ligaments are intact.
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If you suffer from chronic ankle sprains or ankle stability issues you may be a prime candidate to have your ankle assessed with our video x-ray machine. For this or any other condition, please call (435) 628-2671 to schedule an appointment or email us at email@example.com.