A X-ray femur can help find the cause of symptoms such as pain, limp, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the upper leg. It can detect a broken bone and after a broken bone has been set, it can help determine whether the bone is in satisfactory alignment. If surgery of the upper leg is required, an X-ray may be taken to plan for the surgery and to assess the results of the operation. Also, an X-ray can help detect cysts, tumors or other diseases in the bone, including later stages of bone infections.
An X-ray at home Femur AP Lateral Oblique views is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.