Fracture Dating

  • Etiology: on radiographs
  • Imaging: soft tissue swelling in first week, subperiosteal new bone formation in second week, soft callus in third week, hard callus in fourth week, remodeling at 3 months to a year

Cases of Fracture Dating

Radiograph of acute femur fracture
AP radiograph of the femur shows a transverse lucency through the diaphysis of the femur without any associated periosteal reaction.