A hand X-ray can help find the causes of common signs and symptoms such as pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the forearm. It can detect broken bones, and after a broken bone has been set, can help determine whether the bones are in proper alignment and the break has healed properly.
If surgery of the forearm 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 to detect later stages of infection, as well as cysts, tumors or other diseases in the bones of the hands.
An X-ray at home Hand -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 hand. It helps to determine the dislocation of the joints, fractures and deformities of the hand.