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1Principles

AP and true lateral x-rays are necessary for diagnosis. Be careful to avoid overlap of other fingers in the x-rays.

AP and true lateral x-rays are necessary for diagnosis. Be careful to avoid overlap of other fingers in the x-rays.
An AP view will help to detect impaction fractures.
Often, a subluxation is not easily recognized in the lateral view. Look for the characteristic “V” sign of diverging joint surfaces, which indicates this injury.