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The use of MRI and CT in Imaging Occult Hip Fractures

The use of MRI and CT in Imaging Occult Hip Fractures ARS Medica Tomitana - 2014; 4(79): 207 - 210 10.1515/arsm-2015-0007 Obadă B. , Șerban Al. O., Botnaru V., Valcu Al. Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Emergency County Hospital Constanța, Romania ABSTRACT fractures were detected with both imaging modalities. Diagnosis of hip fractures is particularly important Although MRI certainly enables greater image detail, due to the high dependence on the integrity of this in our experience both modalities are able to provide structure for people to function in their daily lives. Left satisfactory fracture characterization. The choice of unrecognized, patients face increasing morbidity and imaging should be determined by availability and mortality as time from the original injury lengthens. A indication. MRI provides superior imaging of soft tissue delay of just 2 days in surgical treatment for an acute hip but is less sensitive for degenerative changes in presence fracture doubles mortality. In addition, an unrecognized of bone edema. non-displaced fracture may displace, requiring surgery of much higher risk. This may be part of the reason that Keywords: occult hip fracture, CT, MRI, diagnosis the most frequent lawsuit against Emergency Physicians is for missed orthopedic injury. We reviewed the use of Introduction MRI and CT for occult hip fractures (OHF) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ARS Medica Tomitana de Gruyter

The use of MRI and CT in Imaging Occult Hip Fractures

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Abstract

ARS Medica Tomitana - 2014; 4(79): 207 - 210 10.1515/arsm-2015-0007 Obadă B. , Șerban Al. O., Botnaru V., Valcu Al. Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Emergency County Hospital Constanța, Romania ABSTRACT fractures were detected with both imaging modalities. Diagnosis of hip fractures is particularly important Although MRI certainly enables greater image detail, due to the high dependence on the integrity of this in our experience both modalities are able to provide structure for people to function in their daily lives. Left satisfactory fracture characterization. The choice of unrecognized, patients face increasing morbidity and imaging should be determined by availability and mortality as time from the original injury lengthens. A indication. MRI provides superior imaging of soft tissue delay of just 2 days in surgical treatment for an acute hip but is less sensitive for degenerative changes in presence fracture doubles mortality. In addition, an unrecognized of bone edema. non-displaced fracture may displace, requiring surgery of much higher risk. This may be part of the reason that Keywords: occult hip fracture, CT, MRI, diagnosis the most frequent lawsuit against Emergency Physicians is for missed orthopedic injury. We reviewed the use of Introduction MRI and CT for occult hip fractures (OHF)

Journal

ARS Medica Tomitanade Gruyter

Published: Nov 1, 2014

Keywords: Medicine; Clinical Medicine; Clinical Medicine, other

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