This tutorial introduces some key principles regarding the role of X-rays in the setting of trauma. The common terminology used for describing fractures is discussed.
Basic concepts are introduced regarding the use of X-rays in management of fractures and dislocations. X-ray appearances of fracture complications, and some common fracture mimics are also described.
Before starting you may find it helpful to read the short tutorial on Musculoskeletal X-ray - General principles.
A certificated course completion assessment is available which is based on the material in this tutorial and the related sections.
All our online course completion certificates are CPD/CME accredited by the Royal College of Radiologists, London, UK.