Acetabular and pelvic fractures in the pediatric patient: Value of two- and three-dimensional imaging

Donna Magid, Elliot K Fishman, Derek R. Ney, Janet E. Kuhlman, Kathryn M. Frantz, Paul David Sponseller

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Pediatric trauma is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. Prompt and accurate assessment of injuries is necessary for the best outcome. Computed tomography (CT) has become a well-accepted, rapid, relatively noninvasive way to assess the trauma patient. In certain cases of pelvic trauma, two-and three-dimensional CT (2D/3D CT) adds detail not otherwise obtainable or appreciated. Although the benefits must be balanced against the slight increase in delivered radiation dose, we believe that 2D/3D CT is often an important part of patient management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-625
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1992


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