Which is the oblique view of the cervical spine?

The PA oblique cervical spine projections are supplementary views to the standard AP, Odontoid and lateral c-spine series. It can be taken either as an anterior oblique or posterior oblique projection.

Which is the best hanging exercise for obliques?

You don’t have to lift your legs all the way up, just lift them as high as you can. Just parallel (90 degrees) can be enough. The hardest variation is to do hanging leg raise circles like demonstrated in the video. The hanging leg raise circles will also hit your obliques very intensively!

Which is better the AP or the PA oblique view?

The AP oblique cervical spine projections are supplementary views to the standard AP , odontoid and lateral images in the cervical spine series and are always done bilaterally for comparison purposes. However, the PA oblique projection is preferred as it reduces radiation dose to the thyroid 1 compared to the AP oblique projection.

Which is more important, your abs or your obliques?

Training your abs is important for health and overall functionality and most people do a great job of training them. It’s the obliques that are easily overshadowed by abs and it’s the obliques that tend to be weak. Obliques are actually more important than abs if you are looking for pure athleticism.

How to interpret a cervical spine X-ray for OSCE?

When interpreting a cervical spine X-ray, begin by confirming the patient’s details, reviewing the clinical history and ensuring the radiographs are adequate. You may find it useful to have a mnemonic such as ABCs when interpreting the X-ray: Alignment: assess the alignment of all relevant views (e.g. lateral, AP and open mouth).

When do you need an oblique radiograph for cervical spine?

Plain radiographs play an indispensable role in the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine pathology. We have previously reported that 8% of spine specialists obtain oblique radiographs during the initial evaluation of patients with suspected degeneration of the cervical spine to assess the status of the foramina.

What are the lines on a cervical spine X-ray?

Lateral cervical spine X-ray with red (spinolaminar), orange (posterior longitudinal) and yellow (anterior longitudinal) lines added. The green channel is the space occupied by the spinal cord. 1 The two lateral lines of the AP view run down either side of the vertebral bodies (represented by the yellow lines in the image below).