ArthroDyn 45° Patellofemoral Imaging Table provides a reproducible knee position of 45° flexion for pre- and post-op radiography, now considered the accepted standard position for radiographic patellofemoral evaluation and analysis*. The patient stays relaxed and comfortable because muscle forces on the patella are eliminated. Radiation exposure to patient is minimized, as the X-ray beam is directed away from the patient. 7" x 17" cassette (not included) is held securely in place at 90° angle to the X-Ray beam for proper exposure, eliminating X-Ray exposure for technician. Rolls easily and adjusts in height to fit any X-ray table, so you never have to lift or carry the table from room to room. Shown with AliStrap™ sold separately.
Includes one protractor for measuring sulcus angle, patellofemoral congruence angle, lateral patellofemoral angle and patellofemoral index. Complete instructions, including radiographic technique, are included. Steel frame with enamel finish wipes clean. Minimal assembly required. 20 lbs.
* As originally described by Alan C. Merchant, M.D., in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Volume 56-A, pp 1391-1396, October 1974.