MULTIPLE- CHOICE. For exercises 5-8, select the ONE word or phrase that BEST
completes the statement or BEST answers the question.
The part position for an AP leg is the:
a. Great toe is placed two inches below the upper film border.
b. Ankle and knee joints are equidistant from their respective film borders.
(The leg may be placed diagonally on one 14 X 17 film.)
Ankle joint is centered to the film.
d. Head of the second metacarpal is centered to the film.
An AP leg demonstrates a Pott's fracture, which is a fracture of the:
a. Lower part of the fibula with serious injury of the lower tibial articulation,
usually chipping off of a portion of the medial malleolus or rupture of the
b. Bone in two places.
Base of the first metacarpal bone.
d. Heads of the second and third metatarsals.
The proper patient and part position for a lateral leg is with the patient:
a. Supine or seated; sole of foot in contact with the film holder; part centered.
b. Supine; leg fully extended; pelvis, knee, and leg adjusted into a true AP with
no rotation; part centered to film.
Laterally recumbent; injured side down; knee flexed about 45 degrees to the
film; leg in true lateral position.
d. Laterally recumbent; affected side down; foot dorsiflexed; foot and ankle
forming a 90 degree angle; plantar surface perpendicular to film.