Roukema GR, De Jong L, Van Rijckevorsel VAJIM, et al. Radiation exposure during direct versus indirect image acquisition during fluoroscopy-controlled internal fixation of a hip fracture: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Injury. 2019;50:2263-2267.

Intra-operative image acquisition can be obtained indirectly (via verbal request to a technician) or directly (executed at the tableside, by a surgeon stepping on a foot pedal). Direct image acquisition could reduce the exposure time and thus the risk of radiation damage. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to compare direct surgeon-controlled fluoroscopy with indirect technician-operated fluoroscopy during internal fixation of a hip fracture.

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