Use of a radiopaque localizer grid and methylene blue staining as an aid to reduce radiation exposure.

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Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 2020 Jun 3:1-5. Epub 2020 Jun 3.

Department II of Orthopaedics, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Pediatrics, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Child Development and Disorders, China International Science and Technology Cooperation base of Child development and Critical Disorders, the Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

: Localization of small femur lesions for resection can be challenging and may be associated with the need for significant fluoroscopic imaging and tissue dissection. This study was performed to evaluate the use of a radiopaque localizer grid along with methylene blue staining for resection of small femur lesions in children, and to determine the effectiveness of this effectiveness at reducing radiation exposure and tissue injury.: A radiopaque localizer grid was used to identify the body surface site of bone lesions, and then 0.02-0.03 mL of methylene blue was injected into the bone lesions. After skin incision, the blue bone tissue was found and complete lesion resection performed.: A radiopaque localizer grid was utilized to plan the point of entry for lesion resection. The average operation time was shorter, and the C-arm was used less frequently, and the incision length was shorter in the grid and methylene blue group compared with the control group.: A radiopaque localizer grid is a simple and practical device for efficient localization of the skin entry site, and methylene blue accurately pinpoints bone lesions, reducing radiation exposure and tissue injury.

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June 2020

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