What are Judet views?

The Judet view is comprised of two projections, first the iliac oblique for assessment of the posterior column and anterior wall of the acetabulum; secondly, the obturator oblique view demonstrating the anterior column of the pelvis along with the posterior wall of the acetabulum.

What is obturator oblique view?

Obturator oblique view is obtained on a supine patient with the injured side of the pelvis rotated anteriorly at 45°. The x-ray beam is directed vertically toward the affected hip. It is useful to assess the obturator ring, anterior column (iliopectineal line), and posterior wall of the acetabulum.

What position projection or method is useful in diagnosing fractures of the acetabulum?

2. Anteroposterior radiograph (AP pelvic radiograph) An AP view of the pelvis is required for all patients with a suspected acetabular fracture. The radiograph is obtained with the patient in the supine position and is centered on the symphysis pubis.

What is pelvic teardrop?

The pelvic teardrop, also known as U-figure or Köhler​ teardrop, is a radiographic feature seen on pelvic x-rays and results from the end-on projection of a bony ridge running along the floor of the acetabular fossa.

How do you get the Judet view?

  1. patient is supine.
  2. the affected side is rotated roughly 45° anterior, generally aided by a 45° sponge.
  3. ensure the patient is central on the table and at no risk of over rolling.

What is a acetabulum in anatomy?

Anatomy and Orthopaedic Surgery acetabulum: cup-shaped depression in the mid-outer pelvis known as the hip; this is the socket of the ball-and-socket joint of the hip.

Where is your acetabulum bone located?

The acetabulum is the cup-shaped socket on the lateral aspect of the pelvis, which articulates with the head of the femur to form the hip joint. The margin of the acetabulum is deficient inferiorly.

How is a acetabular fracture diagnosed?

Imaging Studies X-rays of acetabular fractures are taken from a number of different angles to show the pattern of the fracture and how out of place the bones are (displacement). Computed tomography (CT) scans. Because of the complex anatomy of the pelvis, a CT scan is commonly ordered for acetabular fractures.

What is the teardrop on xray?