Measurement of Tibial Torsion by Ultrasound

Joseph, Benjamin and Carver, Richard A and Bell, MJ and Sharrard, WJW and Levick, RK and Aithal, V and Chacko, V and Murthy, Subbalakshmi V (1987) Measurement of Tibial Torsion by Ultrasound. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 7 (3). pp. 317-323. ISSN 0271-6798

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A method of measuring tibial torsion with ultrasound, using reference lines on the tibia, was developed and tested on dry adult tibiae. This technique was used for evaluation of a group of children with apparently normal tibiae and another group of children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, or clubfoot. The study showed that it is possible to measure true tibial torsion (rather than tibiofibular torsion) with ultrasound. The technique was found to be reliable and accurate enough for routine clinical use and had advantages over clinical methods and other radiographic imaging techniques. Values obtained by this technique are higher than those obtained by methods using the bimalleolar axis as the distal reference line.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tibia torsion _ Ultrasound.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 06:27
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 06:27

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