Radiographic evaluation of reconstructive surgery for segmental bone defects: What the radiologist should know about distraction osteogenesis and bone grafting

Justin Ocksrider, Allison L. Boden, Dylan N. Greif, Roberto Hernández, Jean Jose, Juan Pretell-Mazzini, Ty Subhawong, Gregory B. Foremny, Adam Singer, Stephen M. Quinnan

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Abstract

Radiologists work in conjunction with orthopedic surgeons to evaluate the progression of bone healing and identify potential problems during bone reconstruction. Accurate evaluation and identification of healing progression or complications are critical to optimizing successful patient outcomes with either distraction osteogenesis or bone grafting. Therefore, radiologists must understand the fundamental concepts behind these surgical reconstructive techniques in order to provide accurate postoperative radiographic assessments. The cases and discussion within this review aim to provide this foundational knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-29
Number of pages15
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume67
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Bone grafting
  • Bone transport
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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