Clinical and radiological signs of bone healing in conservatively treated fractures in adults

Carsten Ulrich Strømmen, Signe Brinch, Christian Fugl Hansen, Jens Bo Rasmussen, Ulrik Ratjen, Philip Hansen, Jes Bruun Lauritzen


Traumatic fractures are often treated conservatively. Bone healing is a complex process and the complexities of a fracture, bone quality, treatment, and patient factors are all crucial. Routine X-rays and clinical follow-ups are a significant cost to society as well as exposing the patient to increased radiation and should only be performed if there is a risk of complications that may impact the treatment. It is difficult to assess on X-rays alone, whether there is sufficient bone healing and X-rays are therefore always recommended in conjunction with clinical examination.

TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer51
StatusUdgivet - 18 dec. 2023