publication . Article . 2015

Surgeon Radiation Exposure in Hip Arthroscopy

Salvo, John P.; Zarah, Jake;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2015 Journal: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, volume 3, issue 7 suppl2 (eissn: 2325-9671, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
Objectives: Hip arthroscopy is an established field within orthopaedic surgery. The majority of the procedures involve repairs of the acetabular labrum and arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). The procedures are being performed with increasing frequency annually. Fluoroscopic guidance is recommended during these procedures, and radiation exposure to the surgeon, staff, and patient remains a valid concern. The purpose of this study is to measure radiation exposure to the surgeon during hip arthroscopy and determine if this exposure remains below recommended annual occupational radiation exposure thresholds recommended by the International...
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