Computed Tomography for Calcaneal Fractures: Adding Value to the Radiology Report

Hoi Ming Kwok, Nin Yuan Pan, Fung Him Ng
Journal of Clinical Imaging Science 2021, 11: 59
Computed tomography (CT) is nowadays the cornerstone for fracture pattern delineation in calcaneal fracture, and for operative planning. It is often challenging for radiologists in generating clinically oriented and meaningful CT reports to the orthopedic surgeon. The article aims to review the commonly encountered calcaneal injuries and highlight the key points in the description of these injuries and implications of the underlying classification system with respect to the surgeon's perspective. A thorough understanding of the pathoanatomy and potential complications of calcaneal fractures also helps radiologists in tailoring the radiology report in contribution to overall patient's management and prognostication. By doing so, we suggest ways in which the radiologists can add value to the radiology report.

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