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Rofo. 1996 Mar;164(3):189-95.

[The CT of calcaneal fractures: 3-D reconstructions with electronic disarticulation].

[Article in German]

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Klinik für Radiologische Diagnostik, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the clinical value of 3-D-reformations with and without electronic disarticulation of calcaneal fractures compared to axial CT and sagittal reformations.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

25 patients with intra-articular calcaneal fractures underwent diagnostic CT-examinations. Axial slices, sagittal and 3-D-reformations with and without electronic disarticulation were performed. The sagittal and both types of 3-D-reformations were compared to the axial slices with regard to the diagnostic criteria: involvement of articular facets, number of fragments, and traumatic changes of the hindfoot.

RESULTS:

The best proof of involvement of articular facets is found in axial slices and 3-D-reconstructions after disarticulation followed by sagittal reconstructions. Usually on 3-D-reconstructions without disarticulation articular facets cannot be identified because of overlapping bones. The number of fragments is clearly demonstrated by axial slices and sagittal reconstructions followed by 3-D-reconstructions after disarticulation. Traumatic changes of the hindfoot can be diagnosed in all four forms of visualisation.

CONCLUSION:

The decisive diagnosis for treatment planning is made based on the axial slices supported by sagittal reformations. In unclarified cases 3-D-reformations after electronic disarticulation may provide further information. 3-D-reformations without disarticulation are useless.

PMID:
8672772
DOI:
10.1055/s-2007-1015639
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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