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Arthrograms in peds ortho

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Philip D Nowicki, Ryan Duhn
Surgery near pediatric joints can be challenging because it is difficult to visualize vital articular structures. Assessment of underlying pathology is also challenging because the joint structures have not yet ossified. Arthrography is a useful tool that is quick and minimally invasive and allows adequate visualization of joint anatomy during surgery, which aids intraoperative decision making. In pediatric patients, arthrography is most useful for visualization of the elbow, knee, and hip joints. This tool can help the surgeon to refine the diagnosis and management of pediatric fractures and aids in surgical assessment during joint and limb reconstruction...
August 2014: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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