Under general anesthesia, this form of radiographic evaluation provides illustration of bony and soft tissue lesions in transverse slices unavailable with routine radiographic imaging.
The Use of CT Scans During Surgery
The use of computed tomography (CT) scans during orthopedic surgery to characterize a bone break has been seminal in the treatment protocols. The surgeon can easily comprehend a complete three-dimensional configuration of a fracture.
Many repairs are done with minimally invasive surgery, using a combination of the CT, intraoperative fluoroscopy (real-time X-ray), and arthroscopy. The procedure is performed through tiny incisions instead of surgically opening up the leg.