alexa Abstract | Are Orthopaedic Residents Concerned about Radiation Protection?

Archives in Cancer Research
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)


Background: A study in the United Kingdom (UK) has found that basic surgical trainees were lacking in the essential knowledge of ionizing radiation in orthopaedic trauma. The same scenario could be happening in the Philippines, on top of the observation that in most major tertiary hospitals, orthopaedic residents get much radiation exposure both intra- and extra-operatively as radiographic positioning of patients has been a major responsibility in the residency program.

Methods: One hundred fifty-six (156) orthopaedic residents from all the Metro Manila-based training institutions were asked to answer questions adapted from the pre-set questionnaire used by Khan et al. (Appendix A). in the UK study. Chisquare test was used to compare difference in proportions, and p-values less than or equal to 0.05 were considered statistically significant.

Results: Responses show 84 of 156 residents (54%) has never read any literature on radiation protection, and 141 (90%, p-value<0) do not know the ALARA principle. One hundred fifty-three (153) of 156 residents (98%, p-value<0) are aware of the thyroid shield, but only 56% of them (p-value<0.042) use it. Seventy-four of them (47%) do not consider pregnancy test use important, and 62% of them (p-value<0) do not order one among trauma patients of childbearing age. One hundred and ten of 156 residents (70%) do not know that severity between scattered and direct radiation is dissimilar.

Conclusion: Filipino orthopaedic residents, too, are lacking in the essential knowledge of ionizing radiation. Most of the residents are not adhering to radiation safety principles, and are not practicing safety measures.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image

Author(s): Mamer S Rosario Venancio P Garduce Jr and Joseph Keat T Sison


Orthopaedic residents, Ionizing radiation, Trauma, Radiation safety, Orthostatic hypotension, Bone spur, Bone Cancer

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version