Medical Transcription Word Board archived thread
Which makes more sense? "rarefaction" or "rare fracture"?
Fri Jun 1, 2007 15:57

"X-rays, AP, lateral, and tangential of right knee, reveal a cemented TKR without evidence of polyethylene wear or lysis. As before, there is an area of **rare fracture** or **rarefaction** behind the femoral component, which appears to be slightly increased in size from previous x-rays. This may represent a localized area of lysis behind the femoral component or stress shielding."

He really says this fast & slurs so I can't tell for sure.

It means "loss of density."
Definitely "rarefaction." (nm)
Fri Jun 1, 2007 15:59

Thanks! (nm)
Fri Jun 1, 2007 16:16

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