Upper limb x-rays

Shoulder normal

Shoulder AP labelled (hover)
Shoulder Axillary view labelled (hover)
shoulder ac gap
Dislocation = > 3mm step lower margin between clavicle and lower margin acromion or > 8 mm gap in AC joint.


Elbow AP view

Elbow AP view labelled (hover)


  • Fat pads
  • Ant humeral line
  • Radiocapetellar line
  • C R I T O L

Repeat radiography is not needed for traumatic elbow effusions with no fracture on initial x-ray [BestBets]

Elbow lateral View

Elbow AP view labelled (hover)


Forearm AP View

Forearm AP view labelled (hover)

Forearm lateral View

Forearm Lat view labelled (hover)


Wrist PA

Wrist PA view labelled (hover)

wrist Lat

Wrist Lat view labelled (hover)

Scaphoid normal

If anybody has images (particularly labelled ones) I'd be very grateful if you could fwd to me at iomhar.osullivan@hse.ie

Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 21/02/2003.   Reviewed by Dr ÍOS 01/05/2005, 22/08/2006, 14/03/2007.   Last review Dr. ÍOS 28/03/17.