Objective To evaluate the practicality and clinical application of weigh-bearing merchant view. Methods Comparing image and the film success ratio of the original P-A merchant view with those of the standing weightbearing merchant view. Results The modified merchant view, which was easy to operate and had a high success ratio on image, was influenced less and accepted easily by patients. Conclusions The standing weight-hearlng merchant view is easy to operate and has a better practicality. It is more congruent with biomechanics and normal physiological anatomy, and it is more sensitive and effective to detect early or dormant patellofemoral joint disease.
The Journal of Practical Medicine
Weight-bearlng Patella Patellofemoral joint Projecting technology