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Weight Bearing CT Scans for the Evaluation of Implant Arthroplasty Candidates

Weight bearing CT scans can be critical to a proper diagnosis, even for routine procedures. In the following case, for example, a patient’s X-Rays indicated that he would be a good candidate for a metatarsal head hemi-implant arthroplasty. However, when the patient sought a second opinion, a weight bearing CT (pedCAT) scan revealed the true condition of the metatarsal head, and the surgical plan was considerably altered as a result. Click on the blog post title to read the case and view images.
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