Stress X-ray performed with TELOS device is used for detection of joint instability.
It allows for very precise examination and determination of whether the examined ligament is damaged. The test is carried out in the forced position. Stress X-rays are made in certain cases:
- when there is a doubt if the ligament is suspected to be unstable, but imaging tests do not show it,
- to evaluate the results of surgical treatment.
In our clinic stress X-ray is performed to assess the ankle joint, knee joint and Chopart's joint. The examination is performed based on doctor’s referral.
- deltoid ligament
- calcaneofibular ligament
- anterior talofibular ligament
- anterior drawer of ankle joint
- anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
- medial collateral ligament (MCL)
- lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
An example of a projection performed with stress X-ray: Knee joint in lateral projection.
- dorsal talonavicular ligament (TN)
- bifurcate ligament with its two components (calcaneonavicular and calcaneocuboid),
- dorsal calcaneocuboid (DCC) ligament
- plantar ligaments
- spring ligament complex.