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The use of bone scanning for the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6867914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bone scanning provides a unique way of monitoring early metabolic changes in bone and its adjacent soft tissues after trauma. An abnormal scan may often precede radiographic changes by days or weeks. This accounts for its usefulness in the early diagnosis of occult fractures and in fractures not clinically suspected or seen on initial x-ray films in the patient with multiple trauma. Dynamic imaging along with static imaging can be used to evaluate fracture healing and predict delayed union and nonunion. The combined technique is useful in assessing many of the complications arising after trauma and provides a reliable method of observing their treatment. It is also a useful noninvasive technique in the evaluation of pathologic fractures. Bone scanning is becoming an increasingly useful adjunctive procedure in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal trauma. However, as with any diagnostic technique, it provides only part of the overall picture and must always be carefully correlated with the history, physical findings, radiographic changes, and other laboratory data.
S D Deutsch; E J Gandsman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Surgical clinics of North America     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0039-6109     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1983 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-26     Completed Date:  1983-08-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074243     Medline TA:  Surg Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-85     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone and Bones / injuries,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging*
Fractures, Bone / radionuclide imaging*,  therapy
Fractures, Closed / radionuclide imaging,  therapy
Muscles / injuries*
Muscular Diseases / therapy
Osteonecrosis / radiography
Wounds, Penetrating / radionuclide imaging

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