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Correction of deformity of a bone through use of a hexapod external fixator requires clear definition of the relationship between the bone and the frame. Achieving adequate orthogonal calibrated radiographs for this aim, with minimum X-ray exposure, can prove a challenge in the radiography suite. We describe a simple technique for obtaining adequate imaging, without the use of additional equipment. Introduction of the technique to our department has demonstrated an improvement in the adequacy of planning radiographs and a reduction in the requirement for repeat imaging.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s11751-017-0287-5

Type

Journal article

Journal

Strategies in trauma and limb reconstruction

Publication Date

01/08/2017

Volume

12

Pages

127 - 131