The article demonstrates the diagnostic value of the direct x-ray enlargement technique, taking a group of 11 patients with osteochondrosis dissecans of a femoral condyle as an example. The method is unsuitable as a diagnostic screening method since the informative content of the enlarged roentgenograph, compared with the standard roentgenograph, is greater in a defined area only, and since the additional exposure burden should not be overlooked, especially in the patients in question, who are mostly relatively young. However, the direct radiological enlargement technique is well suited for postoperative follow-up, since it is only with the help of visualization of the increasing trabecular bone bridges between femoral condyle and dissecate, that the process of incorporation can be visualized and hence also judged in respect of its success.
|Translated title of the contribution||Value of the direct X-ray magnification technique for the assessment of the therapeutic success in osteochondrosis dissecans in the knee-joint|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging