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Journal Abstract
The value of computed tomography with 3D reconstruction for the diagnosis of pelvic and spine fractures following a sports injury – a case report.
Krzysztof Wójcik, Roman Nowak, Damian Polak
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2010; 12(5):459-466
ICID: 922682
Article type: Case report
IC™ Value: 4.54
Abstract provided by Publisher
The paper presents the case of a young snowboarder injured after falling down on a hill slope. Pelvis and spine computed tomography with 3D reconstruction visualised fractures not visible on standard radiographs. Not all injuries to the pelvis can be seen on a-p radiographs. It is due to its complex spatial anatomy and the presence of gas-filled tissue overlying the bony shadows. Fracture detection may be a diagnostic problem in elderly osteoporotic patients and in young patients with multiple injuries. We believe that computed tomography with 3D reconstruction should be performed when there is a strong suspicion of fracture in spite of a negative standard radiological examination.

ICID 922682
PMID 21057154 - click here to show this article in PubMed

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