New e-learning on orthopaedic imaging

Published: 05 August 2019 Ezine

Ten new orthopaedic imaging sessions have been added to the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) image interpretation programme.

An introductory session explains the post-operative plan for patients who have undergone orthopaedic procedures and why imaging is essential to assess the interventions. It covers the process of loosening and infection, bony changes and their radiographic appearances. This session also discusses how a report should be worded and contains a series of self-evaluation exercises.

The postoperative sessions on the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, long bones, pelvis and vertebral column, all follow the same format:

  • What is the procedure?
  • Why it is carried out?
  • What it should look like?
  • What it looks like when it goes wrong?

Each session provides comprehensive information and images to support the learner to gain or consolidate their knowledge on the subject content. 
Three sessions were written by Charlotte Ansell and Ben Pinnington, superintendent radiographers at Guy’s and St. Thomas’.

You can access the orthopaedic sessions free of charge at For more information contact Dorothy Keane.