Linda Roolker

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The purpose of this study was to describe the agreement between two hospitals on either side of the Atlantic Ocean in reading first day plain radiographs of suspected scaphoid fractures. Two groups of observers, one North American and one European, consisting of observers at various levels of training were compared. Kappa statistics were used to determine(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Carpal Box (CB) radiographs, transverse and longitudinal, produce elongated and magnified views of the carpus. These radiographs can be used after carpal injury, in addition to conventional scaphoid x-rays. In this study, the use of CB radiographs was evaluated in patients with possible scaphoid fracture. METHODS Seventy-one(More)
This study was designed to confirm the results of Finkenberg et al. (J Hand Surg 1993;18A: 4-7), who found a high sensitivity (100%) and specificity (95%) of the intrasound vibration method in diagnosing occult scaphoid fractures. These occult scaphoid fractures are not visible on x-ray films, but clinically the patients are suspected of having a scaphoid(More)
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