Value of 3D CT in defining skeletal complications of orthopedic hardware in the postoperative patient

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Conventional CT of the postoperative patient with metal hardware is frequently limited by beam-hardening artifacts. With the evolution of 3D CT, CT is an increasingly effective means of examining the postsurgical patient for the integrity of their hardware and the course of their healing. CONCLUSION. Potential postsurgical complications such as nonunion, osteolysis, infection, and heterotopic ossification are all well assessed by 3D CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1155-1163
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume193
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

Keywords

  • CT
  • Nonunion
  • Orthopedic hardware
  • Osteolysis
  • Postoperative complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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