NOTE 1: For a lateral view of the lower extremity, the patient is laterally recumbent
with the lateral side of the affected extremity next to the film. The knee of the affected
side is flexed 45 degrees.
NOTE 2: Variation weight-bearing laterals of the foot may also be viewed to
determine the condition of the longitudinal arch. The patient is standing with body
weight equally distributed on both feet. The CR is horizontal perpendicular (HP).