TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2013, Cilt 12, Sayı, 1     (Sayfalar: 035-046)

Radiologic examinations in orthopedic emergencies

Erden Kılıç 1, Erdem Çevik 2, Kenan Soylu 3

1 Özel Çankaya Doruk Hastanesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Kliniği, Ankara
2 Gülhane Askeri Tıp Fakültesi, Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
3 Gülhane Askeri Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara

DOI: 10.5606/totbid.dergisi.2013.05
Görüntüleme: 208
İndirme : 730

Trauma is one of the leading causes of death particularly in developed countries. In most of the cases, it is not be possible to retrieve the accurate history of trauma from the patient admitted to the emergency unit. In this case, physical examination and imaging techniques become more valuable. Diagnosis in the emergency setting should be established without any delay, as limited time may be available for a successful treatment. This further emphasizes the role of imaging. Improvement of imaging techniques in the past 30 years has considerably changed the approach to the patients in the emergency setting. Use of ultrasonography and computed tomography has allowed safer description of the injury patterns in the multitrauma patients. However, plain radiography is still the most common imaging method in most trauma cases particularly for assessment of fractures. Thoracic, pelvic and cervical radiographs should be routinely obtained in trauma patients. In recent years, computed tomography has been used wider for the assessment of complex fractures and surgical planning. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging are additional methods which allow imaging of soft tissues.

Anahtar Kelimeler : Computed tomography; plain radiography; magnetic resonance imaging; orthopedic emergencies; ultrasonography