Is there radioactive exposure suring elbow reconstruction surgery?

Minimal. Radiation is associated with most imaging procedures with the exception of MRI and ultrasound. Ct scan is associated with the most radiation and plain x-ray the least. During elbow reconstruction portable, real-time x-ray called fluoroscopy is used to ensure proper placement of the prosthesis. The fluoroscopy is use in small doses throught the case.

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Radioactive exposure and elbow reconstruction surgery, are these related?

Most likely NO! I. Haven't heard or read any such relationship between these two. Maybe someone else who knows can educate me as well. Read more...

Is tennis elbow release the same as tennis elbow reconstruction surgery?

Several operations. Ask your surgeon what he intends to do? Consider prolotherapy as an alternative to surgery. Vist www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for info and a doctor. To help you get better and still avoid the surgery. Read more...

About how long is recovery for an elbow reconstruction surgery? Will I need a cast?

Elbow surgery. What type of reconstruction are you having? Is it a fracture? A ligament reconstruction? Or a biceps or triceps tear? Read more...