DDR Exams are Used to Assess Spine Stability and Joint Motion
Standard X-ray exams usually show a static view of the span in a flexed and extended positions. DDR can help assess spine stability by providing a detailed view of the full range of motion. Dynamic imaging has been shown to help assess joint and extremities in motion. Many orthopedic facilities are adding a DDR views of spine and extremities to diagnose stability, joint space, assess sources of pain biomechanics, musculoskeletal injury, such as whiplash, as treatment follow-up , and postoperative evaluation of movement before ordering a more advanced exam like CT or MRI. Furthermore, showing patients the joint movement makes communication simpler and more effective.