Recognition, assessment, and treatment of non-union after surgical fixation of fractures: Emphasis on 3D CT

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

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Abstract

For the post-operative patient, conventional axial computed tomography (CT) imaging and 2D multiplanar reconstruction are of limited value because of the beam-hardening artifact. However, three-dimensional (3D) CT imaging is an effective means of detecting subtle fracture healing, or confirming non-union, and for evaluating the integrity of metal hardware. In this article we emphasize the advantages of 3D CT imaging in the assessment and preoperative planning of non-union for patients who have been surgically treated for fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese journal of radiology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Fracture
  • Non-union
  • Three-dimensional imaging
  • Volumetric CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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