Upper limb x-rays

Shoulder normal

x-ray shoulder AP anatomy
Shoulder AP labelled (hover)
x-ray shoulder Axillary view anatomy
Shoulder Axillary view labelled (hover)

AC joint

shoulder ac gap
Dislocation = > 3mm step lower margin between clavicle and lower margin acromion or > 8 mm gap in AC joint.


Elbow AP view

x-ray shoulder 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

x-ray elbow lateral view anatomy
Elbow AP view labelled (hover)


Forearm AP View

x-ray forearm AP anatomy
Forearm AP view labelled (hover)

Forearm lateral View

x-ray forearm lateral view anatomy
Forearm Lat view labelled (hover)


Wrist PA

x-ray wrist PA view anatomy
Wrist PA view labelled (hover)

Wrist Lat

x-ray wrist lateral view anatomy
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. Last review Dr ÍOS 15/06/21.