Podcast: Basics of Knee Radiographs

Publication ID Published Version
9632 December 2, 2013 1


Short podcast (<15 minutes) on the Basics of Knee Radiography in the setting of trauma or acute knee pain in the Emergency Department. Topics include normal radiographic views, normal anatomy, and evaluation of the suprapatellar recess. Target audience is junior-level radiology residents and medical students and non-radiology residents on Radiology rotations. Senior radiology residents, practicing general radiologists, and non-radiologist physicians may also find the podcast informative.


Sandstrom C. Podcast: Basics of Knee Radiographs. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2013. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/9632   http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9632

Contains Information Suitable for Patient Education

Educational Objectives

  1. After watching this enhanced podcast, the learner will have a greater understanding of normal knee radiographic views, including what to call them and how they are obtained, and of normal radiographic knee anatomy and assessment of radiographs. Once familiar with what is “normal,” the learner can then start to recognize pathology as well as identify inadequate radiographic technique, though these are not explored specifically in this podcast.
  2. By using the podcast, the educator can allow learners new to imaging to gain basic knowledge at their own pace and in a low-pressure setting compared with, say, a hot-seat conference.
  3. Learner will be able to name the 4 standard radiographic projections for adult knee trauma.
  4. Learner will be able to identify normal radiographic knee anatomy of the distal femur, proximal tibia, extensor mechanism, and proximal fibula.
  5. Learner will be able to measure the suprapatellar recess.


  • Podcasts (MeSH), Radiology (MeSH), Musculoskeletal, Knee (MeSH), Radiograph, Anatomy & Histology (MeSH)


  • Medical
    • Emergency Medicine
      • Sports Medicine
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
      • Orthopaedic Trauma
    • Radiology
      • Muscoskeletal Radiology


  • Knowledge for Practice

Professional Interest

  • Distance Learning
  • Instructional Materials/Methods

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Learning
  • Lecture

Organ Systems

  • Musculoskeletal system

Intended Audience

  • Practicing Health Professional
    • Physician
  • Professional School
    • Medical Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Fellow
    • Resident


  • Multimedia

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