Intraoperative radiation safety in orthopaedics: a review of the ALARA (As low as reasonably achievable) principle

Abstract

The use of fluoroscopy has become commonplace in many orthopaedic surgery procedures. The benefits of fluoroscopy are not without risk of radiation to patient, surgeon, and operating room staff. There is a paucity of knowledge by the average orthopaedic resident in terms proper usage and safety. Personal protective equipment, proper positioning, effective… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13037-016-0115-8

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