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Forty-two patients suspected of having stress fractures were evaluated by serial roentgenograms and by one total-body scan with detailed views of suspicious areas. Stress fracture was the ultimate clinical diagnosis in twenty-one patients, and in fifteen of them the roentgenograms were normal while the scintigram was positive. The false negative rate for(More)
In summary, when confronted with the spinal-cord-injured patient, the surgeon must do an initial evaluation with a complete history and physical examination, order the appropriate radiographic studies, determine the stability of the spinal column, and initiate treatment with stabilization techniques. An overview of surgical stabilization procedures used for(More)
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