X-RAY in viva/spotting
You might be given an X-Ray. The questions that are generally asked are: comment on the given X-ray or comment upon the age? You are expected to answer keeping the following points in mind::
•Which part of Body X-Rayed?
•Comment upon the age of the person?
•What are the medicolegal significance of that age?
•Any other specific finding ( like overlaying of skull)?
Types of X-Rays that can be asked:
•X-Ray Wrist joint for age of the person. Hint number of carpal bones equals the age in early age group. [Capitate=3M,Hamate=4M, Triquetral=3Yr, Lunate= 4Yr, Scaphoid &t
raphezoid-5Yr, Trapezium=6Yr, Pisiform= 12Yr]
|X-ray of wrist joint|
•X-Ray of Knee joint for comment on the age of person. Hint Lower end of femur and upper of tibia and fibula fuses with shaft at 18-20 years.
Ankle joint for comment on the age of person. Hint Lower end of
tibia and fibula fuses with shaft at 16-18 years
|X-ray knee joint|
•Apart from these, other X-Rays can also be asked. Most important thing is your approach.