(20) Four different imaging methods have been used for detection and quantification of LLD: teleroentgenography; computed tomography; slit scanography; and orthoroentgenography
. (20,35) A teleroentgenogram is a single anterior--posterior exposure of the standing subject, imaging the entire lower limbs, that also includes a measuring instrument, such as a ruler.
Pre-operative two-sided orthoroentgenography
of the entire leg was performed on all patients, nasal swab examination and urinalysis were carried out, use of prophylactic oral antibiotic was ensured, heparin with low molecular weight was applied 1 day before the operation and body cleaning was made.