Ultra-low-dose computed tomography for torsion measurements of the lower extremities in children and adolescents.
Journal Paper/Review - Jul 15, 2022
Waelti Stephan, Fischer Tim, Griessinger Jennifer, Cip Johannes, Dietrich Tobias Johannes, Ditchfield Michael, Allmendinger Thomas, Messerli Michael, Markart Stefan
Quantifying femoral and tibial torsion is crucial in the preoperative planning for derotation surgery in children and adolescents. The use of an ultra-low-dose computed tomography (CT) protocol might be possible for modern CT scanners and suitable for reliable torsion measurements even though the bones are not completely ossified.