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Hounsfield unit values from CT scans may be used to predict risk of distal radial fracture

August 31, 2015

Hounsfield unit measurements acquired from diagnostic CT scans may be used to assess bone quality and help identify patients at risk of distal radial fracture, according to study results.

Using the Hounsfield unit (HU) values from CT scans of cancellous parts of the distal radius, ulnar head and capitate, researchers measured the bone mineral density (BMD) of 100 patients. The HU values of 25 men and 25 women with acute distal radial fractures evidenced on CT scans were compared with 50 age and sex-matched controls who had a CT scan performed for other symptoms.

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August 30, 2015
A comparison of patients released to return to activity after ACL reconstruction and those who were not found no link between clinical impairment measures used to…
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Heavy slow resistance training for Achilles tendinopathy associated with early patient satisfaction

August 29, 2015
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Rotation and Displacement Predict Adverse Events in Pediatric Supracondylar Fractures

Orthopedics, August 2015, Volume 38 Issue 8
The goal of this study was to identify supracondylar fracture patterns that were predictive of adverse events and poor…
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Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty: July 2015

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The authors conducted a meta-analysis to determine the optimal tourniquet application strategy in total knee…
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VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

August 19, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Andrew R. Hsu, MD
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