A NOVEL METHOD OF FRACTURE DETECTION VIA SMARTPHONE
Presented at The World Congress of Podiatry, Montreal, Quebec May 26-28, 2016
Author: Todd O’Brien, DPM
Statement of Purpose: Detection of fractures has traditionally been accomplished with plain film or digital radiography. An alternative screening technique of “ruling in” or “ruling out” fractures would be of benefit in clinical practice. An acoustic method of detecting fractures has been developed utilizing a smartphone-based platform. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of this system at detecting fractures of the foot and ankle compared to radiography.