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Prediction of late complications of femoral neck fractures by scintigraphy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1428339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective study was undertaken to determine the value of scintigraphy in predicting nonunion or necrosis of the femoral head following femoral neck fractures. Scintigraphy was carried out in 49 patients before operation and in 37 one week after operation; in 18 it was done before and after operation. The uptake of isotope was estimated visually as either normal or reduced compared to the opposite side. All the patients were followed up for at least 2 years. The results indicate that pre-operative bone scintigraphy is useful in elderly patients to predict nonunion and necrosis, and therefore is recommended to select those patients who will benefit from primary arthroplasty instead of fixation of the fracture.
G S Lausten; B Hesse; V Thygesen; J Fogh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International orthopaedics     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0341-2695     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Orthop     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-03     Completed Date:  1992-12-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705431     Medline TA:  Int Orthop     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Central Hospital, Hillerød, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Femoral Neck Fractures / complications,  radionuclide imaging*,  surgery
Femur / radionuclide imaging
Femur Head Necrosis / epidemiology,  etiology,  radionuclide imaging*
Fracture Fixation, Internal
Hip Prosthesis
Postoperative Complications / radionuclide imaging*
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies
Technetium Tc 99m Medronate / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
63347-66-0/Technetium Tc 99m Medronate

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