Multiplanar computed tomography: A multidimensional tool for evaluation and treatment of acetabular fractures

Bert R. Mandelbaum, Donna Magid, Elliot K. Fishman, Andrew R. Burgess, Michael Bosse, Andrew F. Brooker

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Abstract

Fractures of the acetabulum present a formidable diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Improved management has decreased the mortality associated with these injuries. Prolonged survival of the severely injured has raised the associated morbidity. To improve diagnosis and treatment in these patients, computed tomography with multiplanar reconstructions has been utilized in the pre- and post- operative period in 30 patients. This refinement provides a precise, accurate, and reproducible method of establishing the diagnostic data base. Consequently it is possible to better define the pathoanatomy, make decisions as to the best technique for intervention, and facilitate execution of these techniques by improved preoperative planning and postintervention assessment. It is concluded that computed tomography with multiplanar reconstructions optimizes the ability to manage these injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computed Tomography
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1987

Keywords

  • Acetabular fractures
  • Computed tomography
  • Joint assessment
  • Multiplanar reconstructions
  • Pelvic trauma
  • Radiology, hip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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