Fracture-dislocation of the hip: What does volumetric computed tomography add to detection, characterization, and planning treatment?

Cuneyt Calisir, Elliot K. Fishman, John A. Carrino, Laura M. Fayad

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Abstract

Traumatic hip fracture-dislocations are serious injuries and may lead to long-term disability even if managed correctly. Standard radiographic procedures have a limited value in fully evaluating a traumatized hip. Multidetector computed tomography is, today, a valuable diagnostic tool for the evaluation of patients with traumatic hip fracture-dislocation. This article reviews the mechanism, clinical presentation, diagnostic algorithm, imaging findings, and the treatment associated with hip fracture-dislocations. The role of volumetric computed tomography in detection, characterization, and planning treatment of these injuries is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-620
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

Keywords

  • 3-dimensional imaging
  • hip fracture-dislocation
  • volumetric CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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