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West Point Axillary View

- Discussion:
    - useful in identifying anterior glenoid abnormalities (Bankart Lesion) in pts w/ hx indicating traumatic instability of the shoulder;

- Technique:
    - pt is placed prone on x-ray table w/ involved shoulder on a pad raised 7.5 cm from the top of the table;
    - head & neck are turned away from the involved side;
    - w/ cassette held against the superior aspect of shoulder, x-ray beam is centered at axilla, 25 deg downward from horizontal and 25 deg medial;
    - resulting x-ray is a tangential view of the anteroinferior rim of the glenoid rim of the shoulder