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Orthopedic Hardware and Complications
Arthur B. Meyers, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Clinical Issues

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Orthopedic hardware: Any of innumerable devices used for fracture fixation, realignment, ligament repair/reconstruction, arthroplasty, & other procedures

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • Fluoroscopic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                Selected References

                                1. Coupal TM et al: Peering through the glare: using dual-energy CT to overcome the problem of metal artefacts in bone radiology. Skeletal Radiol. 43(5):567-75, 2014
                                2. AO surgery reference. AO Foundation. http://www2.aofoundation.org. Accessed August 31, 2011
                                3. Fayad LM et al: Value of 3D CT in defining skeletal complications of orthopedic hardware in the postoperative patient. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 193(4):1155-63, 2009
                                4. Fragomen AT et al: The mechanics of external fixation. HSS J. 3(1):13-29, 2007
                                5. Ohashi K et al: Orthopedic hardware complications diagnosed with multi-detector row CT. Radiology. 237(2):570-7, 2005
                                6. Taljanovic MS et al: Gallery of medical devices: part 1: orthopedic devices for the extremities and pelvis. Radiographics. 25(3):859-70, 2005
                                7. Taljanovic MS et al: Gallery of medical devices: part 2: devices of the head, neck, spine, chest, and abdomen. Radiographics. 25(4):1119-32, 2005
                                8. Taljanovic MS et al: Fracture fixation. Radiographics. 23(6):1569-90, 2003
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Clinical Issues

                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Definitions

                                          • Orthopedic hardware: Any of innumerable devices used for fracture fixation, realignment, ligament repair/reconstruction, arthroplasty, & other procedures

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                            • Fluoroscopic Findings

                                              • CT Findings

                                                • MR Findings

                                                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                          • Treatment

                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Coupal TM et al: Peering through the glare: using dual-energy CT to overcome the problem of metal artefacts in bone radiology. Skeletal Radiol. 43(5):567-75, 2014
                                                              2. AO surgery reference. AO Foundation. http://www2.aofoundation.org. Accessed August 31, 2011
                                                              3. Fayad LM et al: Value of 3D CT in defining skeletal complications of orthopedic hardware in the postoperative patient. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 193(4):1155-63, 2009
                                                              4. Fragomen AT et al: The mechanics of external fixation. HSS J. 3(1):13-29, 2007
                                                              5. Ohashi K et al: Orthopedic hardware complications diagnosed with multi-detector row CT. Radiology. 237(2):570-7, 2005
                                                              6. Taljanovic MS et al: Gallery of medical devices: part 1: orthopedic devices for the extremities and pelvis. Radiographics. 25(3):859-70, 2005
                                                              7. Taljanovic MS et al: Gallery of medical devices: part 2: devices of the head, neck, spine, chest, and abdomen. Radiographics. 25(4):1119-32, 2005
                                                              8. Taljanovic MS et al: Fracture fixation. Radiographics. 23(6):1569-90, 2003