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Patterns of injury in patients with radiographic occult fracture of nack of femur as determined by magnetic resonance imaging.

Galloway, Howard R; Meikle, G; Despois, Mervyn


The purpose of the present study was to review retrospectively our experience with MRI in patients over the age of 50 who present to the emergency department with inability to weight bear following a fall and whose initial radiographs were normal. The study was designed to establish the incidence and pattern of bone and soft tissue injuries in these patients and to determine whether MRI could provide predictive information regarding length of hospital stay. The present study demonstrated the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Radiology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2004.01236.x


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