Foot - Glass foreign body - DP

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Foot - Glass foreign body - DP

  • It is not possible to establish the location of a foreign body without reference to at least 2 images
  • On this image alone it is not possible to determine if this glass foreign body is located on the dorsal or plantar side of the foot

Foot - Glass foreign body - Lateral

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Foot - Glass foreign body - Lateral

  • Use of a second image shows the foreign body is within plantar-side soft tissues
  • Note the radiographic marker which has been used to show the point of breach in the skin

Metal foreign body

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Metal foreign body

  • Dense material such as metal and glass show up easily with X-rays
  • Other foreign bodies such as wood may not be dense enough to be visible - in which case use of ultrasound can help determine location