RADIATION EXPOSURE DURING INTERNAL FIXATION OF EXTRACAPSULAR FEMORAL NECK FRACTURES BY TODAY'S TRAINEES

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Abstract

The use of intraoperative fluoroscopy screening is often crucial to the success of fracture fixation in orthopaedic trauma surgery. Given the possible link to carcinogenesis as well as other complications, limited exposure to and protection from radiation is mandated both for staff and patients. Governing bodies in several countries, including the UK, dictate that exposures be kept as low as reasonably practicable.1

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