Injuries to the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons) top the list of reasons to visit physicians’ offices. As such, it comes as no surprise that Digital Radiography (DR) is widely used in large hospitals and medical practices of all sizes and specialties including orthopedics.
DR is capable of capturing a large number of high-resolution images each day. More specifically, orthopedic specialists use DR in the performance of knee, hip, and shoulder arthroscopy and replacements, advanced spine procedures, ACL repair and construction, and surgical correction for rotator cuff tears and fractures along with numerous additional orthopedic surgeries.
DR is largely characterized by the following:
Faster, sharper, and safer
Significantly reduced radiation dose
Less patient discomfort
Greater efficiency and throughput
What is DR used for in orthopedics?
Guides orthopedic surgery, such as spine repair/fusion, joint replacement, and fracture reductions
Demonstrates proper alignment and stabilization of bony fragments in the treatment of a fracture
Assists in the detection and diagnosis of bone cancer
Aids in the diagnosis of broken bones or joint dislocations
Locates foreign objects in soft tissue around or in bones
If you’d like more information on how your orthopedic practice can benefit from digital radiography, please feel free to contact JPI at email@example.com.