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Instructions for Identifying Implants
1. Click on "View X-Rays" above.
2. Select a category appropriate to the implant that you need to identify.
3. Find a thumbnail image similar to your implant.
4. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge it and read more detail.
5. Repeat #4 as often as necessary.
6. Please submit your "known" images as noted below to make this service more useful now and in the future. A contribution to the OREF will be made in your name for each set of x-rays accepted by OrthopaedicList.com.
Instructions for Submitting "Known" X-Rays
1. Click on "Submit an X-Ray" above to begin.
2. Please submit AP & lateral views whenever possible.
3. This site will accept accept jpeg, bmp, and png digital formats.
4. Please crop out any information that could identify a patient.
5. The purpose of this section is to submit identified x-rays to which your colleagues can compare their unknowns, so please include the name of the manufacturer and the model of the implant. Tips about removing devices are welcomed.
6. If you cannot get the site to accept your submission, please remove "&" and the like from the title of the x-ray on your hard disc.
7. Please let us know via x-ray e-mail that you have submitted x-rays with the name that you wish for us to use when notifying the OREF. You may use the same address if you have problems submitting images.
Instructions for Requesting Help in Identifying "Unknowns"
1. Submit your AP & lateral digital images as noted above.
2. Please be certain that the category you select is "Unknown".
3. Please check back frequently to see if your implant has been identified. If it has, it will have been moved into the appropriate category of known implants.
Use of These Images for Educational Purposes
We have made it easy for you to copy and use these x-rays images for educational purposes. Whenever possible, please credit the submitting physian and Orthopaediclist.com as your source.
Please review Our Policies
Treatment decisions should not be based on these photographs alone. Since these photographs come from many outside sources, orthopaediclist.com cannot guarantee that implants are accurately identified. It is the responsibility of the surgeon to confirm the identity of the implant in his/her patient. These photographs are to be used at the discretion of the surgeon as a starting point in making an accurate identification