Traditionally, the saline load test (SLT) has been used to assess traumatic arthrotomy associated with periarticular wounds to help determine if patients need to go to the operating room for irrigation and debridement to prevent septic arthritis. However, CT can also be used for this purpose. What do you know about the use of these tests in this setting? Test your knowledge with the following quiz.
Review “Saline Load or CT: What’s the Best Test for Traumatic Arthrotomy?” in ACEP Now before you answer the question.
Which of the following is NOT a factor to consider when deciding to use SLT versus CT to evaluate joint capsule status in traumatic arthrotomy?
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