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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Christopher K Kepler, Helene Pavlov, Han J Kim, Daniel W Green, Bernard A Rawlins
BACKGROUND: Many surgeons utilize preoperative multiplanar imaging for surgical planning before fusion surgery using pedicle screw instrumentation. Computed tomographic (CT) scan is often used but limited by non-weight-bearing images and high-ionizing radiation. The purpose of this study was to compare pedicle length and width measurements using a multiplanar fluoroscopic imaging system and CT with gross measurements to validate the accuracy of multiplanar fluoroscopic imaging and compare relative radiation exposure between techniques...
December 2012: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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