Owing to the continuous turnover of registrars and radiographers, most of the trauma-related orthopaedic surgery in this academic hospital is done by inexperienced surgeons-in-training and the fluoroscopy by junior radiographers.
This could result in excessive radiation doses.
Calibrated lithium fluoride thermoluminescent chips were secured to various parts of the primary surgeon's body to quantify the radiation dose received during the insertion of an intramedullary nail.
Closed intramedullary fixation of 15 fractures of the femur was done with interlocking as necessary.
The total average exposure time was 14 minutes 45 seconds per procedure.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Exposition professionnelle, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Irradiation, Chirurgien, Etudiant, Radiodiagnostic, Exploration, Chirurgie orthopédique, Traitement, Dose rayonnement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Occupational exposure, South Africa, Africa, Irradiation, Surgeon, Student, Radiodiagnosis, Exploration, Orthopedic surgery, Treatment, Radiation dose
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Code Inist : 002B30B01A. Création : 199406.